Thursday 18th July

Took a drive to visit a friend of mine and then headed up towards where we went yesterday but took a different road, went up Little’s road, lovely farming area with sea views, then headed up off the beaten track exploring,

 Nubeen, a small settlement just out from Whites beach.Boat sheds.  Farming with magic views from Little’s Road,  Fellow deer, young ones

Poor lambs being born in the middle of winter,


Day 17

Monday 5th 

Very cloudy and cool,  lovely, so I went for my walk early again,  so much better. Did Tai Chi and exercising  then down for my swim bit chilly getting in but very refreshing.  Had breakfast and now the sun is just peaking through the clouds. Been sitting listening to a cow bellowing,  I thinks it’s calf has got mixed up with the herd that Ed and Zoe took away the other day and i noticed her udder very full. The brothers have all packed up and ready to be picked up, they are going to be packing garlic. Most people have gone back to work today. Went down to check out the kingfisher and platypus again only saw kingfisher. Started raining about 4.30pm. Had soup for tea as we had big lunch. It has got really chilly and doing this diary inside camper. Raining still and going to bed soon, only 8pm. Started putting a lot of things back where they belong getting ready to pack for leaving Wednesday.

IMG_9484  Thistle flower, didn’t even notice the orange and black bug or the cicada shell.IMG_9478  Herd ready to cross, they don’t like us in the water when they cross.IMG_9475  Fences to be fixed, always work on the farm.IMG_9452 Another different butterfly.

Redwood Forest

Thursday 14th October

Us 3 girls went out to Tiki Tiki reserve in the forest and on the way called into see the Redwood Forest, they are really beautiful. Most of the forest has been cleared and they are putting it into farming, I hope they don’t touch the Redwoods. The weather is still not nice, cold, wet and very windy, had to put off my trip to Tauranga due to the weather, so most days of late have been spent catching up with long time friend’s in Tokoroa and in the district.

Redwoods, Kinleith Forest Tokoroa Redwoods, Kinleith Forest, Tokoroa. The next day went for a hot swim at the Waikiti Valley, nice drive, lovely natural mineral baths and a very nice meal afterwards. A few days have passed and by the 18th October the weather picked up enough for me to go over to Tauranga, had a great day catching up with another friend, spent the day with her and got back to Tokoroa at 5 pm. This the last leg of this holiday, it has gone real fast and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.