Thursday, August 18, 2016

More New Bridges

We recently walked the Waimahanga track again with the Parkinson's walking group to see the new bridges.  Below is an extract from the Whangarei District Council website.

 the replacement of dilapidated 100-year-old bridges along the Boswell Track, part of Onerahi’s Waimahanga Track.

“These bridges were built at the turn of the century and are only 600mm wide.  That makes them too narrow by today’s standards, and they are also very old. The new bridges will be 2.5 metres wide,”

The first two photos are of the old bridges which  I found on a previous post.

Below are the new wider bridges.  There has been a lot of work done on new cycle/walking tracks in the district and one goes from Whangarei to Onerahi and links up with this track.  I think (and hope) that this one will remain as it is and not be concreted.

Shortly work will begin on a new walkway from Kamo into the city alongside the railway tracks.

We will have to get our bikes out again.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Dog Walk

I haven't posted for a while - the painting is progressing well but slowly as it is fitted in around everything else that goes on from day to day.

Doug's daughter, Christine, was "babysitting" a bichon frise dog for the weekend and met us for a walk at the Town Basin Loop Track.

The "wave"

and the "waka" were looking good in the early morning sunshine.

the little dog enjoyed her walk - apparently, she lives out of town and doesn't usually have walks.

every time I tried to get a photo of them one or the other or both moved!!!