Heading out of the suburbs towards the motorway
Fortunately there is a good path along the side of the motorway!
While I love open, airy spaces I'm not to thrilled at the prospect of getting wiped out by speeding traffic ;)
The plantings aren't too bad either, good use has been made of a lot of NZ native plants.
Ti kouka (Cabbage Tree)
Harakeke (NZ Flax)
Not so 'Native NZ' - beautiful Eucalyptus across the motorway
I could just see the snow capped mountains in the distance
Almost at my walks destination & heading back into suburbia
At least this suburbia isn't too built up. I tried to catch this horses attention.
Instead this lovely girl came over & visited me.
After a visit to the Garden Centre it was time to turn around & head home again, retracing my route 3km (1.8 miles) & heading back into the suburb I live in.
Is it just me, or is there something rather incongruous about the bare trees & the tropical looking palms...
Oh I can almost see 'home' - not being used to trainers, my feet are ever so pleased!!
Still, sore feet or not, a lot of the sights would have been missed if travelling by car.