Some little bursts of colour, from the Victorian Flower Garden at Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand. Images: Su Leslie 2019
The Pacific Ocean, Otago coastline, New Zealand. Image: Su Leslie 2018
You realise how isolated New Zealander when you can stand on an east coast beach and know that the nearest landmass beyond the horizon is Chile.
Sad to be leaving New Plymouth, but enjoying the rugged coastline and black sand beaches — the road works not so much.
A detour to the wonderful Hamilton Gardens gave me another little horticultural fix – and helped me avoid Auckland’s rush hours.
Sunshine, cake, a ukulele orchestra, more sunshine, views of the mountain and lots of beautiful gardens.
Mt Taranaki, seen from Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, New Plymouth, NZ. Image: Su Leslie 2019
Auckland to a New Plymouth with beach time at Tongaporutu, a short walk in Pukekura Park to remind myself how beautiful it is, and an evening stroll on the waterfront.
Plus tours of two of Sustainable Backyard Gardens; so interesting, I forgot to take photos.