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Saturday, January 1, 2011

photostory friday and the very steep hill

we are so lucky where we live to be surrounded, not only by beautiful hills and mountains, but walks and tracks that are bursting with native flora.

all this is LITERALLY on our doorstep, so when the day was so sunny we just HAD to get out and do a walk, it was up Bell's Track we went.

miss 19 happily came with us (perhaps only because of the promise of food at the cafe at the bottom of the hill) - but join us nonetheless she did.




we weren't too red in the face here, so i guess we'd just started!


your target - that tower waaaaaaaaaaay in the distance

(mt kau kau) 

we'd all forgotten how steep this track is!

nearly there (yeah right!)

getting closer...

yep, we walked over these 3 humps (and many others)
you can see the track on the left if you look closely
 

me'n'mr scrappy

 lagging behind
i reminded her several times that she's 28 years younger than me

it didn't appear to motivate her.....

almost there!!!

the view from the top 
our place is just off-camera (bottom left hand corner)

that's wellington harbour

we went slightly off track (to this peak) to take pictures SIMILAR to the ones below

that were taken almost 4 years ago

so, that's me and the girls standing outside our garage
mr scrappy and miss 19 were probably practicing on our new telefoto lens



a 15 year old 'miss 19' 


big hugs to cecily who usually hosts/co-hosts PSF
many of you will know that her blog/s and FB a/cs were hacked which is an absolutely tragedy

i'm sure you'll join me in wishing whoever did this
 an infestation of a thousand fleas in their armpits!!!


PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli


5 comments:

theUngourmet said...

Great views! What a fun hike! So sorry to hear about Cecily's blogs and fb. That is horrid. I don't get why people do such things. ;( Hope your first day of the new year was a great one!

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mandyb said...

why would someone do that to a blog....RUDE!!!!!!!!!!

YAH for the hike...it;s on my hometown list to do the mount...lol....mmmmm its so high up though mum!!!! lol!!!

will maybe have to work on psyching (sp????) myself up a little more!!!

Lolli said...

Those views are breathtaking! Thanks for all your support and your growing friendship. Happy New year!

Living the Balanced Life said...

I am so jealous that you live so close to hiking trails like that! I love to hike, but have to drive miles and miles to get somewhere decent to do so! Beautiful pics!
Bernice
http://livingthebalancedlife.com/2011/what-is-valuable-to-you-j2b-week-1/