last weekend the family and I decided to go for a walk in the Hunua ranges, they are not far from here in distance but they feel a world away in reality. the difference in amazing! we were not walking for very long but still here are some very pretty pictures of the landscape not perhaps at our doorstep but certainly in our neighbourhood.
|Hunua falls themselves, looking quite small due to the draught|
|my sister out on the rock in the middle of a creek further along the trail.|
|past the steam and heading up into the hills|
|incredible that this place is so close to where I live yet it seems like a totally different country|
|very pretty, a small water fall not far from the big one|
|majestic Kauri trees they used to be common and huge|
|some very powerful water down there,looking down from the place where we turned around after walking for an hour.|
|Tree ferns or Ponga in Maori (I think thats how its spelt)|
|a fancy photo, through the ferns|
|coming back across the crossing, very pretty.|
|crossing back across the stream|
|looking down steam at the crossing.|
|is that a Gollum in the stream??? another sighting of the many mythical creatures which makes this country the home of fantasy movie production|
|A good Motto! perhaps one we should all have.|
have a nice weekend everyone! Its the holidays here now! YAY! so 2 weeks off for me to make the kits I was sent by my Dutch friend and hopeful to make that T-90 when it arrives. and once more I tell you that my heart goes out to those in Boston and Texas and to all others out there who have suffered during what has been a very eventful week.
have a good safe time everyone.