Thursday, 17 August 2017
While my little mother was in hospital recently I had the opportunity to go for a stroll around Hamilton Lake or Lake Rotoroa as it is known in Maori. Ten minutes walk from my motel I found the lane I had been directed to and walked from a busy city street to a tranquil lakeside walkway.
There were marvellous houses backing onto the lakeside, some with low fences and others opened up to the lake vista.
The lake was surrounded by native flora and of course
a lot of bird life.
Quite a number of cheeky Pukeko,
a solitary Shag,
a few Australian coots, (related to the Pukeko)
and a good flock of Canada geese.
I came across a wonderful children's playground
with this fabulous climbing fort.
There was also a nice cafe nearby but I never went in,
I didn't have time as I was heading back to the hospital.
Of course there were also the usual doves or pigeons,
you don't go far without seeing them around.
The sun was getting low in the sky as I headed back
to the entrance and I got this shot of the lake.
I enjoyed this nice peaceful walk, away from the
hustle and bustle of the city and everything happening at the hospital, a lovely way to recharge my batteries.
Monday, 7 August 2017
Little Mother and I have flown north and returned.
Just over a fortnight ago we had a call from the hospital in Waikato
saying they had a space for her.
|The Seaward Kaikouras.|
So of course it was all on, flights and accommodation booked
and bags packed. Medications reviewed and blood tests not done because we ran out of time and the relevant forms hadn't arrived. They were eventually done in Waikato.
|Taranaki, Mount Egmont.|
We are very grateful to the cardiac team as well as to all who have kept her in their prayers. Thank-you so much.
We have a very good God.
|The Kaikoura ranges.|
I took photos of the mountain ranges from the plane window and thought you might enjoy seeing some of them.
|The Southern Alps.|
If you would like to read the legend of
It's a romantic story :)