We started walking at Pilot Bay, the harbour side
heading around to the entrance where the ships and boats come through...I love these old pohutukawa trees....otherwise known as NZ christmas trees as they have red flowers in the spring summer time
Looking out to the ocean past Matakana Island on the left
around on the ocean side we saw a seal...his name is Oscar and he is a south island fur seal, who comes to the Mount for the winter, he looks like a floating log in the centre of the picture
Heading back around towards the surf beach now
looking down through the pohutukawa trees at the surf beach, I spent many happy hours here as a teenager. I met a lovely couple walking along the track, she had been married and lived in Brisbane for 20 years, he had been married and lived at the Mount, both their partners died about the same time, the he went to Brisbane three years ago and brought her home he told me. They are both very happy together. Was a lovely story I thought.