What a beautiful place we live in! Boyo and I comment on this often while out walking. We couldn't really ask for a more gorgeous location in which to live our daily lives. We do notice, however, just how easy it is to take these things for granted, to forget how lovely our area is, how close the beach is, how warm the sun, or cool the breeze, and end up stuck inside, rushing from one thing to another in our day to day lives.
We went to Mauao on my birthday. The Mount. Mount Maunganui. Mauao is its proper Maori name. It means 'caught in the light of the day'. I always think of it as caught by the dawn. It is such a beautiful place between ocean, harbour, and land.
A lovely place for a rest, don't you think?
You can walk all the way to the top, on one of several different paths of varying steepness. We chose to content ourselves with a leisurely walk around instead.
The path around the ocean-ward side.
Really should do it more often. Now, how often do we say that?!? Just 2 nights ago we lay out in our backyard and watched the stars peeping through the clouds as they scuttled across the sky. And commented on how we 'should do this more often.'
When did you last take some time out to enjoy your local area? Any plans to do it again soon?
Thursday, 7th October, 2010