The path was not long and when we walked on Thursday we also continued on the grassed area but, as the grass was quite wet today, (must have been a heavy dew or rain overnight) we just walked the path and back again.
Everyone seemed to be quite happy with the shorter walk so we headed to the cafe for our caffeine fix and socialising.
The poplars are changing colour now and losing their leaves. You can just see the new planting that has been done alongside the river.
I took this aerial photo as a screenshot. The walk we did was alongside the river at the top of the photo. The totara trees do especially well here and in the middle of the subdivision is a large area of them that has been left. The walk will eventually join up to the right with the walk we are doing next week which then joins on the walk we have done previously across the park and to the Whangarei Falls.
When we moved here this was all farmland. We have never fancied living in a subdivision like this but would not mind one of the houses that looks onto the Reserve and river not that we are thinking of moving.