Yesterday (Saturday 5th Oct) we needed to meet up with someone in Taupo, we didn't need to be there until 1pm, so on the way we stopped for a wander in Tirau. If you've been following for a while you will have seen lots of similar photos before but I always think some places are always worth a revisit. Today was no exception, I love Tirau and I doubt I would ever tire of it and it's lovely shops, anyplace looks especially lovely when the sun is shining...
After a wander and a coffee we carried on to Taupo and we parked up overlooking the lake, the sun was shining and it was getting pretty warm. I love the couple on the bench, that'll be me and Joe in a few years time. That sailing yacht timed it perfectly and I rather like the shot of it with the mountains behind, that one might well be put on a canvas for the wall sometime.
The Gypsy fair was in town and I always like to wander around, the colours are always lovely and bright, there were a few stalls selling all sorts of things and there seemed to be an awful lot of palm and Tarot card readers, you would have thought they would have 'known' there would be others!here
We had a very nice lunch at the Waterside restaurant and bar and the view took some beating
Lunch and of course a glass of wine
We decided we needed to work the lunch off so went for a walk and came across the harbour, we never even knew it was there, well ya learn summat new everyday. It was rather lovely and there were pleasure flights, helicopter rides and chartered boat trips, we decided to come back and try these one day, probably the boat cruise for me the other two options don't appeal quite so much to me!
Then it was time to start heading back but not before we stopped at Huka falls, the start of the mighty Waikato River. Here the colour of the water is stunning and the sheer power of it as it rushes past under the bridge is awesome. I just love it here, one day we will get the walking shoes on and walk one of the many pathways here. You can bike them but I'm not overly keen on cycling.
Yesterday was also a very special little girls birthday, the daughter of friends, sadly she is no longer with us but it doesn't stop us remembering her always. Happy 19th birthday Shannon ♥
Today Sunday was a day for pottering in the garden, tomorrow will be the same, weather permitting
see ya next time♥