|roadside fruit and veg stall...can you guess where we are ay?|
We're on the road again in New Zealand. We flew Air New Zealand direct to Auckland and then flew in a tiny 19 seater to Hamilton.
The first thing you notice around here is the green. There must be plenty of rain here. Also, gorgeous blue hydrangeas and blue and white agapanthus line the roads.
|gorgeous tree ferns on the steep slopes of the river in Cambridge|
|bridge at Cambridge|
|found this stray on a park bench|
|view towards the town of Cambridge|
My camera is beeing difficult so no more photos until I can work out what is wrong!!!
Cricket started yesterday. It was only about 26 degrees but really humid and felt hot. Today is clear and sunny with 30 expected. That's a heatwave here.
I went to the cricket yesterday and met people I'd chatted to 10 years ago here. Off again today. I can manage going just before lunch and leaving at tea. There was lots of Aussie cricket bashing going on around me but I guess you can't blame them.
There are more restaurants/pubs/cafes than shops here. No shortage of nice food, wine and coffee.
Rod Tucker is on field umpire with Daryl and Roshan Mahanama is Referee. Gary Baxter from Christchurch is 3rd. We had a nice meal out on Thursday where we all celebrated the Harpers' 38th wedding anniversary.
Kelly, Tim and Kate are still overseas and it has been great to be able to talk to them on Skype.