Saturday, October 12, 2013

Moody Weather

We have actually been on holiday during the last two weeks. Well three of us have. Unfortunately the other half was unable to get more than a long weekend off with us. I also question whether I was exactly on holiday. Quite often being at home with the girls can be harder work than going to my official paid work!

We made the most of the opportunities we had together and tried to get out to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. The very unpredictable spring weather had other plans, and attempted to strongly encourage us to stay indoors for most of the holiday.

Us Brunts are a hardy lot though and we still managed to get out and attempt to wear the dog out as much as possible.

This is Korokoro Dam. It is a beautiful walk but my photos do not do this area justice. The colours are too muted and dull.

We took a day trip to Wanganui (or Whangnui no one seems to be able to decide how it should be spelt!). Having driven from Wellington for two hours hoping to find some sun we discovered that Wanganui was actually going to be the wettest part of New Zealand on that particular day.

I still love this town even in the pouring rain. We found a very odd hidden bamboo forest by the river with lots of mysterious paths leading to secret fishing spots. It was an oddly eerie place mainly due to the huge looming fallen trees partially hidden by the bamboo shoots which must have been brought down in the recent stormy weather.

The girls were very disappointed it was just too wet to have a go at this rather unique play area.

The threatening sky made Victoria Park look spookily pensive and dark.

On the last Sunday of the holiday the sun came out and we truly took advantage of living by the sea.

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