Thursday, 17 August 2017
A short stroll around the lake
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.