Bright, sunny days of winter need to be celebrated and enjoyed. When a bright, sunny day happens on a day you plan an outing it's a bonus. Chris and I stopped in Wellsford on our way to Snells Beach to visit an old friend who is recovering from surgery. A bunch of bikers were enjoying a rest stop on the other side of the road.
I liked the contrast between the simplicity of the little girl running across the road clutching her goodies and the metal giant looming behind her. She wasn't in danger, she was on a side road.
It's about 120 kms (75 miles) from here to Snells Beach. I've stood on my friend's mother's deck quite a few times over the years with my eyes always drawn to the view east across Kawau Bay. Yesterday I glanced around to my left and exclaimed I could see the hills of home. I'm sure that's them.
It's about 120 kms (75 miles) from here to Snells Beach, a bit closer as the crow flies so it's not impossible. See them there in the distance? They look slightly different but I've never noticed them from this angle before.
Closer. Yep, that's definitely the Tangihua Ranges, the hills I call the Uppity Downities, my hills of home.
That made my day. That and a great lunch with enjoyable company.