Margaret, who organises the Parkinsons' Walks seems to have a direct link to the Weather Man and once again after a couple of days of rain we had a perfect day.
We started at the Town Basin and crossed the river to walk along Riverside Drive to the new Bridge, over it and back on the streets the other side. Next year there will be a footbridge leading back to the park by the Wave and Waka making a shorter and more pleasant walk.
Yesterday, I went back to the Asthma exercise group that I used to attend. I stopped going nearly a year ago. Doug came as well as he was keen to get back to exercising. After visiting Max we then took Sophie for a walk from Whareora Road through the bush. We haven't walked her for a while as she was having trouble with one of her legs.
After not much exercise for a while I have a very pleasant tiredness at present.
The Wave and Waka Sculpture from across the river
Looking back towards the Town Basin. The river coming from the left is the one that will have the footbridge.
I have just heard that my cousin's grand daughter Annabel Cattermole and Bryony Bennett-Lloyd are the new International 420 Ladies World Champions- CONGRATULATIONS.
Annabel visited us in New Zealand with her parents as a very young child.
The following is from the British International 420 Class Facebook page.
We have GBR women as World Champs again! Annabel & Bryony triumph in Valencia. Having built their position in the Qualifiers, led the Fleet through the Finals, they were evidently keeping their cool on the last day – while all kinds of turmoil and change was suddenly happening behind them - Annabel Cattermole & Bryony Bennett-Lloyd are <b>International 420 Ladies’ World Champions 2013</b>. A great culmination to their campaign together and beating many teams that have been at the top of the Class over recent years. Many congratulations. Woop! Woop!