Lovely to have surprise visitors from the UK. A flying visit so took a day’s leave and headed to Rotorua for our usual cultural tour of Whakrewarewa, whizz around the geothermal areas at the lake and then to Kerosene Creek. Finished the day off with dinner in Taupõ before we headed back to The Tron and they drove south to find a campsite for the night. It’s always lovely to be able to show old friends around and catch up on all the Dales gossip!
Back out on the trails today. Felt like shit, arrived to find I had two left shoes, forgot to set my watch going but managed to grind out 23km so pretty stoked. Even managed a sneaky dip in the secret hot pool!
Old souks in their element. Not sure when we got to be our parents! Comfortable in our skins though.
Feeling sore. Fell flat on my backside and jarred my neck getting rosemary for my ‘sensory’ box for workshop today. Tried a different way for participants to reflect…
The winter fog is hitting the Waikato with force … drove through thick fog right up to the foot of the Kaimais this morning. Stunning view from the top though. But… photo of today is the amazing yarn bombing in Greerton Village.
‘Twas a busy work day today so good to have something to relax to this evening. We went to see Moana Maniapoto. What an amazing evening. Loved the stories and the music. An engaging performance which left us all buzzing.
I wandered out for a lunchtime coffee and a break from the computer and spotted these.
Day 2 hui. Started the day with a run up Mount Eden. I was actually too early for sunrise but the morning glow was stunning.
In Auckland for team hui. A whole day cooped up inside so getting out for a run at the Auckland Domain before dinner was great. A beautiful evening and I love this sculpture.