Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Trip Away Pt 1.

Yesterday we arrived home from a trip away for 4.5 days. We travelled down to New Plymouth in Taranaki to be at a Family Reunion. 154 attended ,52 from our branch of the family. Included were 8 branches of the family and some from UK and USA. It was enjoyed by all. While in New Plymouth we went to Pukekura Park.
Pukekura park began in 1876. I will show you the parts I liked.
 2 red bridges if you look deeply into the photo. This is Poet's bridge . Poet was a racehorse and his owner gave money from his winnings to build the bridge.
 There are many walkways in and around the lakes and bush. There are gardens of many sorts ( rhododendrons and azaleas. )

 Reflections in the lake.
The fernery is amazing.

 Begonias and Coleus and other house plants.

 Coins and gold fish.
 By one of the walking tracks was a lovely waterfall.
 On the sports ground a cricket match was in progress.

 Massed displays near the tea house.
 It is a vast beautiful park and I have only covered some parts of it here. A real assets to the city.

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