Late afternoon on Christmas Day my two daughters, son-in-law and grandson and I went for a nice easy stroll around Lake Mangamahoe, which is a short drive from my younger daughter's new home.
The path my daughter chose was an easy walk that we could all enjoy as far as the second swing bridge, then the younger and fitter carried on to a lookout leaving me to wander along the lakeside with my camera.
The water at this end of the lake is shallow and still, very overgrown, with lovely reflections.
This part of the lake is home to many geese. They are quite tame but always keep a safe distance between themselves and visitors. I thought I might be able to get closer when I was on my own but they were still wary.
A bit closer to the carpark were the ducks.
The rest of the family were due to arrive the next day for belated Christmas celebrations.