April 2009

our mate

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waitakere ranges regional park

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it was cloudy when we arrived in auckland on sunday and it was even more cloudy yesterday

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so, what better thing to do in the rain than visit your local rainforest

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it’s quite an amazing sight.  not that we could see much of it

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over the precipice all we could see was more clouds

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but as we stood there, almost like a miracle of healing of our vision, the clouds softened

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and for a few moments we could see more of the rainforest as it rolls down the mountain in to the sea

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we’ll definitely be going back here as it’s quite amazing

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and, like new zealand itself, you can read all about it in guide books (or in this case the visitors centre), but it’s only when you throw yourself in to it in person that you get a feel for what it’s really like

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and we’re impressed !

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shame about the rain though !


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fancy plant pot display

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i like how the statue is peaking round the corner causing statuey prudeness

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lost shoes

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i used to deliberately lose shoes, but i’ve managed to kick the habit

page 14

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page 14 of the numbered paddington station signs