"A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles."
My first day of NOT having a job and the hound and I have had such fun!
We've raced through the waves
Yes, both her and I
Fetched the ball umpteen times,
Stalked the Skuas.
Who weren't very impressed.
We visited the Rose Garden.
There weren't any sparrows at the fountain today though
just plenty of Bumble Bees to harass.
They were so busy with their nectar sipping that they didnt even notice me.
I took to stalking the flowers instead.
With the macro lens.
The detail it captures is incredible.
I look at flowers with a whole new perspective now.
No visit to the Rose Garden is complete without walking up the hill
to St. Stephen's Chapel.
It's a rather steep hill.
With views over Mechanics Bay and Judges Bay.
Days like this allow us to explore so many places we haven't had the opportunity to ramble at before.
From St. Stephen's Chapel we headed up to Point Resolution Park.
It has great views of the city, Parnell Baths and Mechanics Bay.
Looking in the other direction we could see Orakei Basin in the background
and Tamaki Drive snaking it's way around to the eastern bays.
Next up was Awatea Reserve.
It's one of the access points to the Hobson Bay Walkway which we've done many times before.
The Walkway isn't accessible at high tide, as we found out today.
It didn't deter the hound.
She had a swim instead.
There are some gorgeous gardens bordering on the reserve.
With the cutest of garden furniture!.
This 'not having a job' mararkey is rather fun.
It is only temporary though.
Adventure is calling and I must go!
(My mantra for 2017)