Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Walk around the Mount (Mauao) this morning

Day 1 of being unemployed: this morning after the other half had gone to work I decided to walk around the Mount (Mauao). It's roughly a 3km walk - beautiful views along the way, very popular.

This is what the track is like all the way around - some ups and some downs.

The statue out on the edge of the rocks symbolizes Tangaroa (God of the Sea) along with swimmers in the water nearby.

Can you see this little guy? It's a California Quail - tiny as it is, he was wandering through the native shrubbery with a friend.

I had to stop here and there and take photos of the amazing scenery - this one is of a beacon out on the edge of  some rocks.

Why wouldn't you want to stop and relax with views like this? As you can see everything looks quite dry, the country is in drought mode at the moment so everyone is hoping for some rain.

And funnily enough sheep on the mount pretty much graze where they want - lucky there are gates to keep them in that people need to keep shut.

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carol l mckenna said...

What a beautiful place to walk ~ love the sheep and the statue in the water ~ beautiful photography ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

Fun60 said...

Good place to walk and ponder about the next chapter in your life.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a walk you have there. Beautiful and with bonus sheep.

local alien said...

Thank you for those beautiful views. It is indeed a wonderful walk

Rhonda Albom said...

Great photos. I like walking in the areas where the sheep are grazing.

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Lovely shots.

Photo Cache said...

A nice place to think about future plans.

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D.Nambiar said...

What a lovely place. I'm sure you had a very refreshing walk. :)


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