Among other things, on Tuesday we tried to go to the Summer Show put on by the Northland Youth Theatre group although all tickets were sold, there was a possibility of getting in. Unfortunately, we just missed out and put our names down for the following and final night when we were successful.
It was based on the fact that the young people of Whangarei (and many other towns worldwide) leave home to go to uni or obtain work entwined with the story of the Pied Piper.
The young people had done everything from writing the story, acting etc., etc. We will definitely be going to any of their future productions - it was thoroughly enjoyable.
On Friday we went to a lunch for members of the local Parkinson society and enjoyed an exhibition of Scottish Country Dancing. Yesterday, Saturday, after walking Sophie along the usual Hatea River walk Doug suggested it would do me good to walk up Parahiki so after taking Sophie home and having a cuppa we went back and walked the same river track and then walked up Parihaka. We think we walked about 10 kms with a part of it very steep. Although I was quite tired afterwards I feel surprisingly good today.
Today we walked Sophie down at the Town Basin and looked at the sculptures in the third Whangarei Sculpture Symposium. It started on Tuesday and finishes with an auction next Saturday.
On one of our walks this week I spied another Giant Dragonfly which seemed to be caught on something up a bank. They are beautiful.
No photos of the Northland Youth Theatre play as I was too engrossed in it.
We walked up the Ponga track which is quite narrow in parts.
The following is a selection of the early stages of the sculptures - there are 30 in all. We hope to get back later in the week to see how they turn out.