Sunday, June 21, 2015

Good timing

Lately I've been making a bit of a habit of being too early for appointments.  Not a bad habit to fall into, I guess, but an hour early?  That's overdoing it a bit, I think.  Luckily the day I arrived at 10 am instead of 11 it was a lovely day and I had a book with me. 

Although there are plenty of places to access the beach at Ruakaka, I quickly decided to go to Princes Road to the river.  Usually I go down the little hill that takes you down to the water but that day I noticed the Bream Bay Club car park at the top of the hill was completely empty so I pulled in there for a slightly elevated view to the estuary and out to the Hen and Chickens Islands.  You can just make out Sail Rock a bit to the right of the middle of the shot.


And around a bit to the north east, Whangarei Heads.



I had a couple of days in Ruakaka and came home yesterday.  When I left, the digger and bulldozer were putting in a new track on the farm for the cows to use when they walk from the dairy shed to the new block on the other side of the road.  



The whole side of the hill looked quite different when I came home.  Looks like a cow super highway!

9 comments:

  1. Lovely scenery where ever you go. The farm landscape has changed. Hope the cows appreciate their new super highway.

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  2. Great shots of the bay.
    I pond to a penny the cows don't walk any faster.

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  3. Such scaring of our beautiful earth. The photos make a good comparison.

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  4. Lovely water/mountain views. And it's always interesting to "keep track" of changes in our familiar surroundings :) Hope the cows appreciate their new highway! :)

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  5. I don't recall seeing the water so still. The super-highway certainly involved a good bit of earth reconstruction! I hope you don't get a major rainstorm like further south just now.

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  6. Let's hope the cows take to the new road.

    Every picture you post makes me want to come see your country for myself someday.

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  7. Do the cows need this road? ;) Ours make their own, tiny trail!

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  8. what a gorgeous view. Sail rock must be huge to be able to see it so far away.

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  9. It's always lovely to have time to see what is around you. I really like the sail rock--it's something new to me--and I certainly love the water shots.

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