Moving house, means a new place to explore. And a new route to walk.
It didn't take long for me to find somewhere beautiful to get my daily exercise.
Down a gentle hill. I pass some exotic trees along the way.
Under the railway bridge.
Welcome to Caroline bay, or 'The Bay' as the locals call it.
The dunes were not here when I first visited in 2005, and had only just been created when we were here again in 2009. I guess they are still getting established. I'm not sure how I feel about man made dunes, but it does seem to be a better way of protecting the area than great piles of boulders which some places seem to prefer.
You can't really see them here, but there are volley ball courts, and that's the port of Timaru in the distance.
Hmmm... Food for thought, especially after what just happened in the Solomon Islands. NZ was on Tsunami alert!
Each one depicting battles of the first world war where Kiwis fought and died.
Before walking under the willow trees.
The views from the top are lovely, even on a grey day.
The bay area, with willow trees, memorial avenue cross wise and the semi permanent fairground.
As I walked along I saw the sound shell, an out door theatre.
With plenty of seating.
There are little surprises along the way.
I'm not sure which is the front of this sculpture, but I like to think it's the smiley face!
There is even a little place to rest while you admire the sculpture.
My path took me across the top of the folly!
Past the tennis courts.
And along the back of the aviary. I'll take you in there another day.
Just to the left in this last picture is the railway bridge where we entered the bay.
I went on home as it was overcast and trying to rain.
But on a better day I go up and over the hill across the road. I'll take you that way another day.
We are settling into our half empty new home.
I may even be sad to fill it with furniture!
The phone line will be switched on tomorrow and the WWW next week!
We all feel rather cut off without the WWW.
Many thanks to Lee for letting us show up and use hers, while we do the laundry.
Time to go xx