Firstly a correction. Yesterday I wrote about a Batch and it has been pointed out several times (!) that I have misspelled this New Zealand word. It should be spelled ‘Bach’. I am, of course, referring to a NZ holiday Home.
Today was another walk in the enchanted forests and the sound of the Tui.
We indulged ourselves in a bit of stump spotting.
A lot of the trees in this forest have black trunks with white filaments
This is the reason
I hope you can read this.
The ferns are still growing in the forest:
And there are flowers on the bushes
Later in the afternoon I took out the kayak and went for a paddle on the lake
It was so good to be out on the water after such a long break. I was pleased that it didn’t take long to settle into that familiar paddling rhythm.
After dinner we took a drive up the other side of the lake to see the view in the late evening sun.
I don’t think I was bitten by sandflies once today. Yesterday’s outing resulted in a few lumps on my legs today so I applied insect repellent liberally. Sandflies are nasty little creatures……………