Sunday, July 26, 2015

Far away

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.

11 comments:

  1. You had a good day. It's great to visit somebody and support them in recovery. You also made a discovery in finding your home hills from far away.

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  2. Uppity Downities is the perfect name for a mountain range like that. How beautiful. Love!

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  3. Good to see the bikes. That is a big tanker. Looks American.

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  4. Perspective ...seeing things from another angle. That is inspiration.

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  5. A beautiful view from your friend's deck. You are brave taking pictures of bikers.

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  6. Wonderful view from that deck!

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  7. It's nice to see home waiting in the distance! Beautiful views.

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  8. What a great new discovery even on a landscape you've visited many times before. Beautiful scenery you've shared with us.

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  9. Great street scenes. - Love your pretty rolling hills.

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  10. That sure is a lovely view across the bay!

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