Monday, 6 April 2020

An Afternoon Drive

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments yesterday J

Today I thought of going for a drive.  Impossible of course at this time, but I thought that today I could go back and relive a drive that my husband and I did on a lovely autumn day in 2009.

We were staying at Hastings at the time, in the Hawkes Bay, and went for a short afternoon drive along part of the Tukituki River.

We saw many trees covered in autumn beauty.  

The road we took first went past Te Mata Peak, part of the Craggy Range.

The river itself was soon reached and we caught glimpses of it as we traveled along.

We saw children out on horseback.

There were sheep grazing beneath trees clothed in splendid colour.

We drove down one side of the river before crossing over it on this bridge.

Finally, we followed the road back home along the other side of the river.

It was lovely to take a short drive in the countryside – and it is lovely again now to revisit that happy time.

Making joyful memories with the ones you love is the best thing you can ever do in this life,


  1. Oh, my, this was a beautiful took me out of myself and into a beautiful world. I loved each and every photo.

  2. I remember many fields with sheep in New Zealand. It always looked so peaceful!

  3. No wonder you would happily do that drive again. It's so lovely and the Autumn colours add so much.

  4. Well, I haven´t driven a car since three years and I´m always confused, going to Australia often, on which side of the road to drive. By golly, I cannot drive no more sanely!, ;-)
    "The middle of the road has to be at YOUR side, when you drive."

    Sure was a great trip you did, beautiful, thank you for sharing!

    1. LOL I have trouble driving in America because they are always on the wrong side of the road (to me)!!

  5. The term 'big country' comes to mind, it looks beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  6. I just love those rural scenes. Marvellous photos

  7. Oh Margaret, just as what my students living in New Zealand has been telling me stories of! A drive will bring you pass through so many different worlds! No views are the same in a very half an hour drive. These are gorgeous photos! Te Mata looks very moon-like, I love it so much!

  8. I am happy to see your fall colours and wait a few months for our own!

  9. It is great to have joyful memories and beautiful photos. I enjoyed your trip very much. Belated birthday wishes to you!

  10. Hello, what a lovely ride. Beautiful scenic views and lovely photos. Thanks for taking me along.
    Take care & stay safe! Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

  11. That was a lovely reminder for me of roads that I drove through constantly when I lived just outside Napier.

  12. I've never visited the hawkes bay, but my grandmother and her family came from Napier so I hope to go at some point.


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