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Rā 49, Rāhoroi 18 o Huitānguru 2017

Early morning oxfam trailwalk training in the arboretum. We went round and round for a couple of hours! Chooks rule the roost at Taitua and we came across plenty of hens with chicks. Enjoyed the display put on by two swans too as they danced their dance of love! A traditional photo in the climbing tree and, of course, a handstand. This time in the stone circle. 

Think this is my pick of the day…

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Rā 48, Rāmere 17 o Huitānguru 2017

Summer really isn’t sure whether to stay or go. Rain then sun (enough to dry two loads of washing) then torrential rain with thunder and lightning. It stayed dry while we  were in the pub then bucketed down as we walked home!

Photo for today? Well, eventually they had to be a handstand in the pub, didn’t there?

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Rā 46, Rāapa 15 o Huitānguru 2017

A long day today and I could be negative and post the photo of my AirNZ app telling me my plane was delayed by an hour (which then turned out to be an hour and a half!).  But I had a beautiful start to the day with a walk up to the Botanics to see the sun rise over the city.  We came back down through the Old Settler’s cemetery. One day I’ll go there when I am not in a rush to explore further. It’s a fascinating place.

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Rā 44, Rāhina 13 o Huitānguru 2017

Summer is struggling! It’s warm and muggy but so, so windy!  Bouncy flight down to Wellie this afternoon with stunning views of …clouds! 

Two new craft beer bars (to me) this evening (Husk and Rogues and Vagabonds) and great #handstandfebruary opps.

The one in front of David Bowie was cool but I prefer this one…

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Rā 43, Rātapu 12 o Huitānguru 2017

Bikewise Hamilton today at Innes Common. I helped out No Boring Bits to run a skills course for kids. Had a go on a penny farthing which was an interesting experience. Relatively easy to get on, feels quite sedate cycling around once you get used to it, but dismounting is a little more difficult. I think I pedalled round using one leg whilst searching for the foot rest for at least one circuit before finding it, much to the amusement of the rest of the NBB crew! 

The uses to which one can put a bicycle know no bounds; cycle a smoothie; cycle art; and cycling to power a sewing machine!