one afternoon it was extremely windy and there were about 20 windsurfers hurling around down at Ferguson Park
the tide was out but the view is still good looking over to Mount Maunganui, the tree on the right is a pohutukawa , other wise known as the NZ Christmas tree, so many are in flower at present.
One evening I went geocaching and found a cache right at the far end of this bridge trains use to cross from Tauranga to Mount Maunganui where the port is. No trains went by when I was there but it was super windy, but bonus...I found the cache!!
another cache was near this waka (canoe) which has beautiful carving on it and I believe is used on Waitangi Day.
I found this interesting book swap down the end of the road, I managed to leave some books and took one to read. I think these are a wonderful idea. There are two little free libraries (not phone boxes) in the same area.
Super low tide this day and a huge cruise ship in at the Mount wharf.
I had to have the hire car back on Dec 19th, so stayed in a hotel near the airport that night,
Jenny came to have a catch up, we had dinner at the restaurant next to the hotel and then after much searching found a geocache between the hotel and the main road. Luckily it was hidden in some trees and bushes so I didn't look too much like I was lurking!! It was wonderful to spend the evening together and have a good natter.
I completed 22 circles while away, most of them at the airport waiting for the plane and the last three on the plane. I need to cut some more circles to do some more.
When I got back there was a surprise from Michelle, a beautiful hand drawn card, elf tree decoration and some pocket mini's stitching patterns. Thank you Michelle, it was a lovely surprise.
I also received a parcel from the lovely Ondrea..it is under the Christmas tree...the excitement builds!!
Four more stars have joined the family.
this elf or Santas helper also came home with me, I found him in the hospital gift shop...love him!!
and this one was a present from Jenny, just love this one too!
Well there is lots to do, I am attempting a fruit and nut cake today, full of dates, nuts and a little almond meal, so had better get a move on.
Very Happy Christmas to everyone and a safe and creative and healthy New Year.