Little heaven called Ambury Park

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Spring is finally here! Days are longer, temperatures are higher, grass is greener and people are somehow happier. I really love this time of the year here in New Zealand especially because the camping season is just around the corner and I can’t wait to find another perfect spot for my tent.

While we are waiting for those long weekends we decided to spend Sunday in one of the Aucklands regional parks. Ambury Park is just half hour drive from our house and I don’t know how I didn’t discover it sooner! Part of this park is a working farm where everyone is welcome and everyone can wander around and mingle with the animals, part is a heaven for the birdwatchers because here is identified more than 86 species of birds, part is a huge picnic area where we enjoyed our first days of spring and part is the camping area where my tent will also find its place, just down there near the sea.

This day made me so happy. And who wouldn’t be happy here, in this little heaven called Ambury…

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Orewa: Steps on the mirror

One of my favorite places, half hour drive from downtown Auckland, is the small town on the east coast and its beautiful, long, sandy beach Orewa. While we were living near this place coming here, for a nice, relaxing walk, was a part of every day. Back then we were housesitting so we spent a lot of time here with the dog that we took care of. You can imagine how much did he enjoy running freely from the one side to another. During one of those walks I captured this photo. It was just a few minutes before the rain. Look at this sand, it was like walkig over the glass mirror