Curse you, Facebook!
You sent me a picture from four years ago, in which I was very much slimmer than I am now. Perhaps 18 kg slimmer. And so it was, that I walked the Petone waterfront on Wednesday, and up around the block here in Normandale yesterday. Snacking is also off the list (mostly). Anyway, I took my camera with me, though Mary always believes that the presence of the camera destroys the aerobic value of any enterprise. As I trudged up Normandale Road, I got a glimpse of a new lookout tower erected by the council as a pay-off for the disposal of public reserve to private housing development. As you can see, they have scraped the once bush-clad hill back to bare clay.
My walking has some rewards, since it allowed me to see some wildflowers by the side of the road.
I kept trudging and eventually arrived gasping, but virtuous at the top of the tower, from where there are great views to the South and across the harbour to its entrance. Matiu/Somes Island seemed closer than it really is, and I enjoyed looking at tracks and buildings that I visited last year.
Around to the right, the water reservoir at the top of Maungaraki was a dominant feature of the view.
It is not my intention to publish quite this frequently, but it’s taking me a while to adjust to my new-found freedom. New posts will appear at random intervals whenever I feel I have something to say. If I have nothing to say, then nothing will be said.