Thursday, January 11, 2018

This trip

to NZ is nearing an end, we are in Auckland tonight spending some time with Jenny. The last 8 days have been sorting and cleaning out my mothers house and cleaning up the garden. Mum had done some cleaning out but 65 years living in the one place means a lot of stuff gets gathered!!
We took one afternoon off and went for a walk around the base walking track at Mount Maunganui...it is a beautiful place. You start at Pilot Bay

This is the calm side
Then you walk around where the harbour entrance is
A tourist posed happily!! Behind him is part of Matakana Island.

We had to go up several steps and down ghe other side as the path has been washed out in a storm.

The pohutukawa tree was still in flower.
Two boats were heading out to do some deep sea fishing

The ocean was rolling in on the rocks

We came around to the surf beach at Mount Maunganui..there was a beach volley ball competition happening and lots of bodies out surfing.
We wandered back to the car and headed home to do more sorting.
A little sewing of circles has happened but not a lot, they are packed in my bag so I will do a photo next post.




13 comments:

Leeanne said...

Oh Sue, a big trip in so many ways, no doubt you will be glad to be home for a rest. Safe travels.

Pamela said...

Gorgeous photos. I can't imagine how difficult it was to sort and clean out your mother's home. What a good daughter you are!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautifully place Sue. Such a huge undertaking for you. Enjoy your down time xx

Moose-ings said...

Not the easiest of trips but the beautiful landscape and catching up with Jenny would have been lovely. Xxx

KaHolly said...

It’s nice that you’re in such a beautiful place so you can take restoring walks while you tackle your chore. Safe travels home!

Chookyblue...... said...

A terrible job to do but a beatiful walk location........

Fiona said...

Big job there. Nice that Hubbie was able to come and help/support at the same time as enjoy that beautiful walk....
Hugz

Cheryll said...

Lovely pics...xox

Ondrea said...

Some lovely scenery to ease the stress. Great to 'see' you.😊

Diane-crewe said...

glad to see you have had some time to breath x Good luck with getting it all sorted x

Kaylee said...

Lovely photos Sue, oh yes it's a big job that's for sure, I can only imagine 65 years of items accumulating. We did my Father-in-Laws place in June of 2015 and that was after 56 years and that took 6 of us 3-1/2 days.. It's a huge job.

Anthea said...

So glad it's been a great trip Sue!

Raewyn said...

Such beautiful photos Sue - so good that you were able to switch off and have a walk from time to time.