Thursday, August 27, 2020

BACK TO THE BUSH

 This is the first time we have walked the river track since Lockdown.  The Walking Group decided that this week we will walk from Mair Park but most of the walks have been closed since the flooding in July so Doug and I went for a reconnoitre.  The walk we would most likely have taken back towards Whareora Road was still a bit muddy and closed half way along as work is still being done on it.  We walked past the first cordon as it had been pushed aside but decided the walk was not really suitable so went back to Mair Park and walked in the other direction and, although a bit shorter, it is a pleasant walk.  

It was lovely to walk through the trees.

Then we came across this mother with her babies.







On the return looking back to where the mother duck and her babies were.

On Monday we will stick to the track and not cut through the bush.








16 comments:

  1. A walk in nature to be sure. It looks so green and peaceful.
    Magnificent palm trees

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    1. The palm trees are magnificent. I don't know how old they are. They were quite hard to get a photo of from where I was standing.

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  2. That is a lovely walk, but cutting through the bush can be hard work! Good to hear that work is progressing there.

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    1. We only do the "shortcut" if we are on our own.

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  3. What an attractive walkway. Love seeing ducklings :)

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  4. I would be happy indeed to be able to take that walk.

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  5. Sometimes if is better not to take the road less traveled.

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  6. Such scenic beauty! I imagine that the air smells lovely as well.

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    1. Yes, it was lovely to get out in the bush as we have been doing walks on concrete paths or roads.

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  7. This is a good walk to clear your

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  8. We did the river walk 2 years ago, it's nice, I usually look for fungi on bush walks.

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    1. Yes, you can walk all the way from the Whangarei Falls to the Town Basin with just a short stretch on Whareora Road.

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