22 December – walked from Manukau to Clevedon. Here are some words to define the day…
Threatening: big black clouds swept the sky on occasion, but failed to get me wet.
Gregarious: the crowd of all ages splashing around in the pool at Totara Park.
Surprising: the view from the top of Totara Park. See the YouTube clip.
Extravagant: most of the massive, over-the-top houses along Redoubt Road. Except this one – anyone got a spare $1,000,000 I could borrow?
Funky: the sculptures at Turanga Creek winery.
Disappointing: realising the Snickers wasn’t peanut, but in fact almond – ick!
Vast: the panaramas from sweat-inducing climbs.
Ouchy: pushing through a valley of gorse.