I knew I was in a different place as soon as I woke up this morning because of the loud Australian bird-calls from the golf course next to where we are staying on the Gold Coast. Felicity was so impressed by the change of temperature so she jumped into our friend’s pool before breakfast – if it had been big enough to do a few lengths I might have joined her.
On the way to see a display of art and sculpture at Tawharanui Regional Park, we stopped at the Matakana market for supplies.
When I read a recent newspaper article that DOC was considering closing the Mataitai Forest to public access to prevent the spread of Kauri dieback disease, it immediately sprang to the top of my priority list to explore.
Our mission for today was to explore the section of the Te Araroa Trail that runs from the edge of the Manukau Harbour and up the banks of Puhinui Creek.
Continue reading Lower Puhinui Creek walkway
Over the last couple of days, Felicity and I have been continuing our exploration of South East Auckland. Yesterday we started by checking out Barry Curtis park in Flat Bush.
Continue reading Otara Creek trail
The footpath behind the trees on Albany Heights Rd is a great place to run. Recently, one section became completly impassable, due to the encroachment of cutty grass and gorse.
We’ve spent a fantastic week tramping around the edge of the Cobb Valley. It was rather wetter than we hoped, but a good time was had by all.
On my run this afternoon I passed through the old Clemows orchard, down near Rosedale Rd. On the public reserve between the houses and the creek, there are dozens of old apple trees, where those in the know can get free fruit in season.