Wandered around and had a picnic lunch at the highest point. Didn't see much wildlife - wheeling gulls, one giant weta, no tuatara (NZ's dinosaur relic lizard), lots of kakariki (endangered parrot). But it was fun!
Back at Queen's Wharf, had a drink at one of the bars and a pot of mussels cooked in white wine yum yum, home for a rest then out to Greg and Rowan's for delicious chicken dinner. They beat us at Articulate (how did THAT happen)?! That's a cool word game for language lovers.
Another great day today - shame Mish has to work on these warm calm autumn days. Watched niece Liz run at an athletics carnival and took Gillian for a stroll up to the Ataturk memorial. Nice day for a kayak - wish I had one...
Three photos follow, they're looking a tad patchy to me. Like they are over sharpened, but they are only lightened a bit. Will investigate.
On Somes, looking back to the city.
Radiata pine on Somes, showing the way the wind blows - norwest.
Container ship coming in; looking south out to harbour entrance.