Monday, September 30, 2013

Parkinson Walk Town Basin 30th September 2013

Today, we started our walk at the Town Basin - the lady in front is from the Press as there is to be an article in one of the local papers about our group.  It started off sunny although rain was forecast.

 As we started our walk we saw some very small ducklings.  They were too fast and I only got one in the photo.

We then had a quite heavy shower just before the halfway point of our walk and Doug walked back with one of the group who was not feeling very well.

We found some shelter and the shower passed quite quickly.  I was surprised to come across these geese on the riverbank.

Work has started on the new footbridge which will make  this a better walk as it will be more off road.

I even came across a small patch of bluebells

Monday, September 23, 2013

R. Tucker Thompson and Parkinson Walk

We are having typical spring weather at present - Saturday night was a violent storm in which the house shook with every clap of thunder.  Saturday itself had been a pleasant day and we had taken Sophie for a walk at Onerahi along the old Railway route, a walk we have done with the Parkinson group.  The weather was fine.

On Sunday the tall ship R. Tucker Thompson see here was at the Whangarei Town Basin.  I had woken with vertigo but luckily it had eased  and we went down to see her.  It was good to see a lot of people at the wharf.

Today was another lovely day and we walked along the Hatea River at Mair Park with the Parkinson Group.  I am still taking medication for the vertigo but am feeling a lot better.  Now we have a weather warning for strong winds and rain tomorrow afternoon and night.  A deep subtropical low is approaching from the north.

Anyway here are a few photos from the past couple of days and, as you can see, yesterday was just beautiful.

I just don't know where the time goes.  I seem to be continually behind in all the jobs that need doing.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Parkinson's Walk to Whangarei Falls.

This is a walk we haven't done for a while and after the recent rain the falls were flowing well.


 All the mist in the following photo is spray from the falls.  It was really quite wet even at a distance.

A vase of NSW Waratah's from Doug's garden - they are in a vase made by the brother of a friend.