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.


  1. I suffer from vertigo also during those seasons that spark my allergies. It is maddening.

  2. Your pictures are lovely. I'm glad you were able to go down to see that magnificent yacht. Hope the vertigo has not returned - something you could well do without. The weather here has been hot and sunny - a mini Indian Summer which is nice.

  3. Wow, those tree ferns are just like trees! Gorgeous here; even managed a swim yesterday, which I think will be my last of 2013.

    1. They are trees - hence the name!!! Storm raging outside at present and should be a wild and windy night.

  4. Sorry to hear about your vertigo, Susan. that must be nasty and I hope it soon clears. Looking out of the window this morning at the thick autumn fog, I'd give a lot for some of your bright blue sky.