Friday, June 12, 2009

Paddling in Porirua

We were determined to get out of the house today and get some fresh air and exercise. So even though the sky was rather full with grey ominous looking clouds, we decided to head out for a walk around Porirua Harbour. We drive by the harbour daily and it often looks stunning as the water can look like a mirror reflecting all the coloured houses around the edge. We kitted the girls out in wet weather gear and gum boots (wellies!) and promised them a McDonald's on way back if they didn't moan to much. In the end the bribe wasn't needed as they thoroughly enjoyed splashing in all the muddy puddles and paddling in the harbour.

This is the commuter train into Wellington. It has slightly better views than some of the commuter trains into London.

Its a serious business searching for trolls under bridges.

Even on a day like this you can see the reflections in the water.

Looking across the harbour towards the highway.

It might have been raining but the girls didn't seem to notice - they were too busy spotting all the suitable puddles to paddle in.

Heading towards the Pautahanui Inlet and the marina.

We spotted this bird and think its a New Zealand Kingfisher. It dived into the water and came out with a tiny fish. Amazing to watch.

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