Until about a year ago we were only able to receive our internet via satellite and it was very expensive and relatively slow. Because of all the hills around us nothing else was able to reach us here.
Lucky for us some younger people moved to the district (our son included) and they were able to convince a local internet business to put up a tower.
Anyway, long story short, that's where I walked to today.
I went over the road and up the first hill, then turned left and walked through the bush reserve next door.
At the top of the neighbour's, next to the bush reserve, is the tower.
Again, I was able to play where's Wally with the kids - a bonus I didn't expect when I left home!
Excuse the quality of the photos - these are cropped out of a bigger one but I was surprised with how well the zoom works on my little camera!
|Out came the binoculars again!|
Along the ridge to the back of the photo below you can just see a bit of track - that's the route we take to get to the rest of the farm out the back.
Just below it you can see a valley that has a lot of quite big Kauri trees in it. Some may remember the fire that went through this area a few years back, it's the fifth photo down in the post I wrote then. Those bigger trees in the valley were mostly spared and it's good to see all the regrowth around it..
Younger Kauri 'fruiting' —
After that big walk there wasn't much of the morning left. ED has asked me to replace a zip in a sleep sack. Because of the lockdown she'll have to make do with a shorter blue zip - but it will do the job. I unpicked it today and will sew the new zip in tomorrow...got to pace these mending jobs!
I made good progress on the trucks today but will share them another time, once I've trimmed them all and laid them all out.
Ok that's it for now. I'll try to go easier on the walking photos next time! (It was a lovely walk!)
I hope you're all doing well and keeping yourselves happy and healthy.
'til next time,