|Tapapakanga nicely framed|
The kids have been gone a week now and, though it’s not a great day weather-wise, we decide to continue with our Sunday walks to keep the blues away. Heading south towards the Tapapakanga regional park, we stop at Clevedon for the Sunday market and get some provisions. There’s the usual farmer’s market but also a community market selling a lot of homemade jewellery and craft-work, along with jams, cakes etc. Tapapakanga is on the coast just north west of the Hunua Ranges and turns out to be a pleasant mixture of farmland and coastal walking. We see a lot of sheep, and Paradise Shell ducks and also two large flocks of turkeys which we imagine must be wild as they aren’t fenced in at all.
|Not such a welcoming sea. The Coromandel Peninsular is just across the water|
|Black swans wandering down stream. The Godwits were too far away to photograph|