Friday, 7 April 2017

New Zealand: Mt Manaia Walkway, Whangarei.


Henry's Holiday in New Zealand first blog post can be found here:  Mt Manaia Walk

We managed to have a few days in Whangarei with my good friend and she took us on two hikes. Reminder to self:  Make sure I am a lot fitter next year as I couldn't walk properly for rather a few days afterwards!



Little Madeline joined us on our walks.  We did two the first of which was Mt Manaia. 


We had perfect weather - which was fortunate as the previous week we had had an incredible amount of rain with severe flooding to parts of the country.  Perhaps that is why Madeline thought Whangarei was so lovely!  She assumed it just had perfect weather all the time, and indeed they have had  pretty dry and hot summer up until that time.


She took plenty of rest stops along the way.


The first glimpse of the fabulous views.


On top of the world, or at least that is what it felt like to Madeline.


Hitty Madge also enjoyed the scenery. 


She is wearing what she has declared her 'most favourite cardigan ever' which was a very special gift from Angelo's Papa.  



One of Hitty Madge's favourite poses...sitting admiring the view.


Makes one feel so little compared to the vast views when up so high.

6 comments:

  1. Wow, that is an absolutely gorgeous view. I can't get over the color of the water. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos! Looks like you had a nice time. :)

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  2. A gorgeous paradise New Zealand must be; welcome home, Lorraine :-)

    warmly,

    Beth

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  3. Absolutely beautiful scenery! I'd say it was definitely worth the hike!
    Steve

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  4. Breath-taking views. I'm sure that it was worth the 'pain' afterwards!

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