Thursday, April 12, 2007

I've been on holiday since last Thursday. Actually even last Thursday was more a 1/2 day as I was at lunch with a vendor at 12pm eating a rather nice salmon dish..Except it had bacon in it which I though detracted from the salmon flavour ... But hey ...what would I know .......

Straight after that I made my excuses to a colleague who was dining also and headed off to the new book store we have in town called Borders. Not a cheap place thats for sure but already taking over as the main shop in that area ...It even host a Cafe ... I grabebd a couple of books for the week off ... the God Delusion by Richard Dawkins and a book by a favourite author of mine - Richard Flannagin - The Unknown Terrorist...
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The week has been very restful ...I've needed it ... I let myself get run down and in the work rut and then little else gets done ... We did take a trip over the hill from Wellington to the Wairapa ... Its mainly famland scarred by beautiful rivers and streams ...The soil good enough for the wine industry to move in and take over a major portion of it ....

We headed off towards a township called Masterton where we had a hotel room booked for the night ... This was close enough to the hills that we were able to easily then drive to the start of the MtHoldsworth walk and spend a couple of hours walking in the native forest and photgraphing to our hearts content ....
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The plan was for the next day top travel to a tiny village called eketahuna and take some rustic building shots and sus out the trout fishing for a later visit ... Then make our way back home at a leisurly pace visiting Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, Featherston townships and nose at the curio/antique shops there before dringing back over the hill and home .....
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It didn't happen ... McDs daughter was sposed to have friends staying with her while we were away .. .they decided not to stay and McDs daughter panicked that evening as she's just had her tonsils out at 19 ..... We drove back 1st thing the next morning .......

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3 comments:

McDinzie said...

And a very relaxing week it has been as well. Well worth sitting about and doing nowt!!!

And now winter has seemed to have crept in through the doors and windows....brrrrrr

Jan said...

Lovely pictures, Dinzie.
Sorry re arrival of winter though.
I didn't see my friend's pictures over Easter as we were too busy talking eating laughing drinking...but Im sure her Welly "snaps" will soon be entered for contests in the NW UK...

chiefbiscuit said...

Ah - family eh - the spoilers of many a fine plan! I'm sure there will be other occasions for you and McD to enjoy time alone with cameras in hand. Great photos - magical - like a magic forest.