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Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Eleven Years Ago

 

With lots of wet weather and the Olympics in progress, it is easy to guess what I have been doing the last few days! 

Thankfully, son and I are fairly compatible with what we enjoy watching, so there are no heated discussions about what we will watch.

My favourites so far would have to be the cycle road races and the rugby sevens.  The most boring I have seen would have to be taekwondo – and my apologies to all those who enjoy it!




Eleven years ago, we were living at the campground at the foot of Mt Maunganui at Tauranga (seen here in the distance), so I thought a few memories from that time might be interesting.

We often went walking around and up and all over the Mount, but this track was one I usually avoided.  I believe it has now slipped down the bank, so I feel my fears were justified!




The views were always awesome.




Californian Quail used to wander through the camp and would sometimes even come right inside the caravan to stand and look warily at us.




Looking up towards the top, from about half way up




Being winter, we were not immune to the odd storm passing through




Nearly all the time, whatever the weather, we could watch the surfers out in the waves




Time now to go watch the sailing 😊

Margaret.


23 comments:

  1. OMG - no one could make me walk that path!!!
    Great ocean pic.
    Have fun watching 😀

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  2. What a wonderful spot to live at, albeit a temporary arrangement. I do enjoy the Mount, but not the hassle of traffic getting there :) My favourite is beaches are the West Coast with the wild surf, especially in a storm.
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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    1. Oh yes, I love the West Coast wildness as well. Would never swim there though.

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  3. The Mount is somewhere I never visited despite the time I managed to spend in NI (living and working around Rotorua). It looks like a great part of the world and that whole coastline is close to the top of my list to explore for a possible place to live when we come back home. xxx F

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    1. Usually has great weather as well. We lived there five years and loved it.

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  4. What a great place to live, for a while. Wonderful being so close to the beach and the Mount. Mighty photos
    By chance we saw the nzer win bronze last night. Go kiwis go

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  5. For what it is worth, I would have avoided that trail. We dont spend a lot of time on the olympics..I do love the floor exercises, the parallel bars..any if that type of stuff. I dont really enjoy swimming...but liked to watch it when I was younger.

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  6. It amuses me to read that taekwondo is the most boring event so far. If it is boring why do you watch it?

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    1. LOL I only watched it once - now I know to avoid it!!

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  7. You lived in paradise and so close to a big city. It looks ideal, the joys of nature and the convenience of everything one might need so close by.

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  8. Sailing . . . I have a passion for that :) Enjoy!

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  9. Lovely sea and weather photos.
    I'm loving all the Olympics- how's NZ doing in the medals table?

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    1. We are way down the list LOL. One bronze so far, but a few possibilities coming up.

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  10. You lived for five years in that wonderful spot? How big was your caravan?

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    1. It was a 30 foot fifth-wheel - with separate bathroom with installed toilet and proper shower, separate bedroom, full size kitchen. Lots of storage, and when we settled in one place we added a permanent annex on the side. I loved it :)

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  11. That path was just a disaster, waiting to happen!!!!!

    Beautiful photos, and lovely memories.

    Have fun with the watching. We are not doing any here.

    ✨💛✨💛✨💛✨💛✨💛✨

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  12. What a lovely place to live...I wouldn't walk on that path either!

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  13. Having lived at the Mount for over 3 years I recognize the scenery in all your photos, I think the track around Mauao is constantly being repaired.

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  14. !!!Goodness me that track!!!
    Your photographs show wonderful views though.

    Must admit I've not watched any of the Olympics, but hope you continue to enjoy watching.

    All the best Jan

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  15. Todo se ve precioso. Un beso.

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  16. I didn't know there was such a place. How beautiful! Your pictures are breathtaking. I can't imagine living there and seeing it all in person.

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  17. Sounds as though it was an idyllic time.

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  18. You lived in a nice place, but I guess it was windy
    Near by the sea.

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