Monday, September 17, 2012

Parkinson's Walk - Monday September 17th

It is some weeks since I have been on one of the Parkinson's Walks and this week it was in Kamo so I made an extra effort - well it was just down the road.

 We started off walking around the football fields, past the wonderful old Moreton Bay Fig Tree and a large Kowhai which is usually full of Tui after the nectar.

 Then alongside the Otapapa Stream and into Hodges Park
 The bridge was built in about 1894 made of stone and is self supporting.
 past a lovely young Kauri tree
 I loved the way the roots of this old tree have grown over the rock

The turret of Moehau, the original farmhouse - the park is part of the former orchard.  The farm was, apparently, 27 acres.  Now the old house is surrounded by new houses.
 then back over the playing fields.
The sun shone although the wind was quite strong and chilly.  Still we had a great walk finishing up with homemade scones at Margaret's for morning tea - thank you.


  1. Lovely - sp picturesque. Thank you!

  2. What a lovely walk, and the trees look like they are so much a part of it as well. The homes with the walkway on their boundary have lovely views over the grassy areas. Cheers from Jean.

  3. It looks like a very pleasant walk. Not too arduous and interesting things to look at. Just right!

  4. That looks wonderful and the weather looks lovely.

  5. Beautiful photos, Susan...isn't that stone bridge amazing!

    My daughter does Irish Dancing with a lady on Tuatara Street. When we used to go up by bus we would walk through that park area...

  6. Beautiful photos- and thanks for your visit to my blog. We'll be visiting NZ starting at the beginning of November, staying in Te Aroha near Aukland, until mid April

  7. might be at Willis Bay for Xmas and New Year

  8. We used to love walking but Mr.T has problems with getting short of breath if we go too far so the WII is perfect for us.
    Your walk looks great.

  9. had a look on google..Willis Bay is too small to be marked! It is just to the West of Sandy Bay, before the next big bay

  10. What a wonderful place to go walking - I love the bridge, but most of all I love the tree roots which are clutching the rock.