Twice in the last week we picked up what I now know to be a Giant Dragonfly. They were both on the path and the first one was the largest but I didn't have my camera with me. When we lifted it up there was a wasp underneath it and we noticed that the back part of the Dragonfly's body had been eaten away. It was magnificent with a body the size of my little finger.
The second one we found was smaller and seemed to have less gold but I did get a photo.
Just prior to seeing the Dragonfly we saw a couple of Tui and I managed to get a photo of one (black with a white tuft of feathers under the chin) Actually the black turns to wonderful multicoloured sheen in sunlight.
Sophie waiting (patiently or otherwise) while we look at the Dragonfly.
I liked this peeling trunk of a young kauri tree.
This is as far as we walk and Sophie has a swim in the river before we return.
During the week Max' son came up to visit his father and after walking along the river we went to the kauri board walk in A.H. Reed Park and this is a photo him with Doug beside a much larger kauri tree.