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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