On our evening wander Rachel was feeding the ducks. They all decided to follow her like she was some kind of messiah leading them to a new and fertile land… okay maybe it wasn’t that epic but heres what it looked like from the ducks point of view.
Here’s one of the many butterflies from the Denver Butterfly Pavilion.
It was really neat place to visist! Its so humid in there it felt like home. They also have some sweet tarantulas… you can even hold one. No we didn’t hold any. I stayed about a metre away and Rachel kept about a metre behind me.
There is a stream/creek at Waiake Beach in Torbay that runs out to sea. This creek happens to not be as deep as its name suggests. I used to kayak down it with the scout group ‘Awatuna’. Waiake always reminds me of my friend Kareen who used to live just up from the beach :)
Anyway, while on the bank taking photos of a mammoth sized Pohutukawa I noticed the flowers of the Pohutukawa were already falling, leaving a red carpet on the sand.
This shot is looking towards the bridge that has the walkway alongside the creek.
I took some photos of pohutukawas this time last year for xmas cards. I wanted to do the same this year but went to the other end of the beach instead lol. I like Rangitoto Islands shape so used the Island as a nice backdrop with Waiake/Torbay Beach in the foreground.
I ate some bad pesto last night so Im off today trying not to let the alien in my belly rip its way out.
Anyway I needed some fresh air so I drove to the beach (Waiake / Torbay). While meandering all maudlin-like I noticed this rope climbing/playground thingie. I maneuvered my self under it and got the mess you see here.