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I went from Florida weather and walking/collecting shells on the beach (my favorite past time) and lush vegetation, to my first walk back home. Everything is still colorless, but signs of spring are evident as wildflowers and trillium are making their presence known.
Anyone know what the blueish ones are?
See that ugly bridge...makes me miss the ancient beauties on the Camino. I also found and opened a geocach for kids, and a jawbone with teeth. When the landscapes are not pretty, other things often grab my attention.
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I went from Florida weather and walking/collecting shells on the beach (my favorite past time) and lush vegetation, to my first walk back home. Everything is still colorless, but signs of spring are evident as wildflowers and trillium are making their presence known.
Anyone know what the blueish ones are?
See that ugly bridge...makes me miss the ancient beauties on the Camino. I also found and opened a geocach for kids, and a jawbone with teeth. When the landscapes are not pretty, other things often grab my attention.
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Nice photos!
The blue wildflowers may be Siberian Squill, common to the north country.
 
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Hi Chrissy,
the blue flowers look very like bluebells but these stems look a bit longer than the bluebells here
also in full bloom

A walk around our local lake
more of a stop and start really as forts had to be climbed and boulders conquered!
Then it was football as the ball almost hit the water a few times
A lively bunch as the 4 grandsons are all around the same age
Then a visit to the “fun house” for some more climbing and slides
We were exhausted just watching them on this walk
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On a closer look, Sabine, what fruit or other do these blossoms produce? The shape of those trees is different than any orchards I've seen in the US.


Darn , I do not have a clue.There are so many varieties here but seeing the farmer is mainly cultivating raspberries and these trees are on a small plot I guess they are just a variety of an apple or a pear. Might even be for own use only.
Will ask one of the neighbours later.
 
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Cycling this morning. First time for a long time. The cycle shop where I bought the bike about ten years before I retired, the guys are so kind. I always get them something from the nearby bakery, they were happy! On the way home I stopped by a secret garden. Here it is. I will not tell you where it is!!!
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...well it's not often that I have internet access these days. I have missed chatting to you all here on the forum and seeing where everyone has walked. For the past few months I have been in the bush tramping tracks in the Nelson/Tasman region (NZ) and also parts of Te Araroa Trail, exiting only for supplies, foul weather and the occasional party. Here is a five-day snippet from along the Kill Devil and Anatoki Pack Tracks in Kahurangi National Park.
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Day 1
The Kill Devil track is an endless zig zag up to a saddle. 2 hours hard work on a pristine day. 17 kilos on my back: 6 days food, autumnal gear and 2 litres of water. Tough. From the saddle one gains fine views to the interior of the range. Dramatic slopes plunging to a distant river.

Bliss. I have lit the open fire in Riordans hut, made my bed, cooked dinner then finished with a ginger- lemon infusion...

Riordan’s hut was constructed in 1926 by musterers, restored in 2003. The hut is wooden. Light blinks between the joins. The door frame has great gaps. One can see the ground beneath loosely fitted floorboards. There are two flyblown windows, a food safe with an upside-down naked lady sketched upon it. Another wooden cupboard is positioned above a rustic bench. There are two benches to sit upon and an old thrown together table -four bits of wood tossed on top of an old frame. The beds are ancient.

Piwakawaka and other small birds chirp at dusk. The resident weka scurries by. Bellbirds peel and clonk. A morepork suddenly swoops then lands a meter from where I stand. We stare at each other for a long minute. Owl eyes fixed, motionless.

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Day 2: Riordan's hut to Waingaro Forks hut (3 hours)

The sugary scent of honeydew. Black mold covering beech. Wasps menacing in sunlight...

Waingaro Forks hut is splendid. A step back in time. It is built with adzed planks hewn from red beech wood, the roof and chimney are clad in corrugated iron. On entering one breathes in old smoke and the scent of hewn wood.

The onerous task of collecting water: 5 minutes down a mossy path to a river. Boulders and stones strewn about. Sandflies attack, burning flesh. I strip off then plunge...

How calming it is to be in the bush. The sound of the river is ever present. Birds and insects converse. A precious day.

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Day 2.7 and then I plunge...5 minutes from WF hut. Kahurangi National Park. NZ.jpg
 
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Day 3 Waingaro Forks Hut to Soper Shelter

Trail: ascending and descending through bush. Arriving at an avalanche zone. Scrambling over rocks and roots then walking. River stones covered in strange orange lichen.

At Stanley Lake drowned trees stand half submerged, snapped off like twigs. Stanley Lake was formed after a massive earthquake in the Murchison area (1929). An avalanche dammed the river.

Birdsong at dusk

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Day 4 Soper shelter to Anatoki Forks hut.
5 hours

What a day! An excellent physical challenge. Many creeks and streams to cross. Scrambling with 15 kilos on my back...descending and ascending into a beech forest then down a gully. Following a river, endless scrambling. Then a ridge. Gorgeous crystal ponds.

All in all, an exhilarating tramp with a variety of experiences. Awesome trees towering over me.

Then, voila, Anatoki hut. Hoorah, there is a wood pile and... a shower! The wood-burning stove has a wet back. So, hot showers for all! What a luxury. Someone has split wood and left kindling and logs by the oven. Just as well. I tried to chop wood but found the axe too heavy.

Tomorrow I'm going nowhere. I'll collect scrappy wood for the fire, eat huge amounts of food then read a novel.

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Day 5 Out: Anatoki Forks hut to Takaka
9 hours to trail's end. I Am a Tramper!

Awake at 3 30 am. Lit the wood burning stove to lessen the night chills. Why do they build outhouses so far from the huts? In the dark one trips along an uneven track, scared.

5 45 am. Hot shower! Yes.

7 30 am start to a demanding day. Multiple stream crossings; clambering down stony banks; big boulders. Many beautiful waterfalls and crystal ponds to slosh through. Fern gardens. Between each crossing a track carved out of the mountainside during goldmining days.

Multiple treefalls and major slips to climb over. Bushwhacking. What a challenge. Later, a rockface to be traversed. A chain had been stapled into the rock. One sidled along a ledge holding on to the chain. I felt proud of myself - calm without an ounce of fear.

Gorgeous waterfalls and deep pools. No time for a dip. Piwakawaka and South Island Robins flitting, a halo about my head.

At trails end a farmer offered me a ride into Takaka. He was off to the pub. As I waited for him to scrub up, he offered me figs from the tree!

Day's end: bacon and eggs, fried tomatoes with zucchini washed down with ginger-lemon tea, then to top it all off, Ernest Adams Raspberry Shortcake – a kiwi classic.

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...well it's not often that I have internet access these days. I have missed chatting to you all here on the forum and seeing where everyone has walked. For the past few months I have been in the bush tramping tracks in the Nelson/Tasman region (NZ) and also parts of Te Araroa Trail, exiting only for supplies, foul weather and the occasional party. Here is a five-day snippet from along the Kill Devil and Anatoki Pack Tracks in Kahurangi National Park.
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Day 1
The Kill Devil track is an endless zig zag up to a saddle. 2 hours hard work on a pristine day. 17 kilos on my back: 6 days food, autumnal gear and 2 litres of water. Tough. From the saddle one gains fine views to the interior of the range. Dramatic slopes plunging to a distant river.

Bliss. I have lit the open fire in Riordans hut, made my bed, cooked dinner then finished with a ginger- lemon infusion...

Riordan’s hut was constructed in 1926 by musterers, restored in 2003. The hut is wooden. Light blinks between the joins. The door frame has great gaps. One can see the ground beneath loosely fitted floorboards. There are two flyblown windows, a food safe with an upside-down naked lady sketched upon it. Another wooden cupboard is positioned above a rustic bench. There are two benches to sit upon and an old thrown together table -four bits of wood tossed on top of an old frame. The beds are ancient.

Piwakawaka and other small birds chirp at dusk. The resident weka scurries by. Bellbirds peel and clonk. A morepork suddenly swoops then lands a meter from where I stand. We stare at each other for a long minute. Owl eyes fixed, motionless.

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As said above, so lovely to see you! I am struck by the weight of your pack at the start. How is it possible? I would love to have the opportunity and the courage. Too late for me, too late! Enjoy! Enjoy! And thank you for sharing.
 
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As said above, so lovely to see you! I am struck by the weight of your pack at the start. How is it possible? I would love to have the opportunity and the courage. Too late for me, too late! Enjoy! Enjoy! And thank you for sharing.
Hi @kirkie, how nice to hear from you! The weather in the NZ mountain ranges is changeable. One must always be prepared for the worst. It can rain, shine, blow a gale, hail and snow all in a single day, even in summer. So, some of the extra weight comes from wet weather gear and woolens. Added to that I carry a winter duck down sleeping bag (1.2 kilos). I found my European summer sleeping bag inadequate in the huts even in high summer. Then there is food and water: NZ is a young country without a network of closely spaced villages, farms and monasteries such as one finds in the valleys, foothills and mountains of Europe. One must haul food for many days when out tramping, a gas primus for cooking and also a water purifying system or tablets. My body groans under the weight.

Today I purchased another 9 days food and gas. I can barely lift it all. I am heading back into the Kahurangi National Park for one last tramp before winter... I seem to eat about 1/2 a kilo or more food each day. I am still figuring out how to eat well without carrying a heavy load. I haven't succeeded with it yet. I could cold soak food and not carry a gas primus but what misery -cold breakfast and cold dinner with nothing hot to drink. That's not for me.
 
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We have had the most beautiful Spring weather, warm temperatures and no rain. It inspired to a wildcamping trip to Odsherred only 50 km. from Copenhagen
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Even in a busy city there are wonderfully serene places. I'm up in Holland again after walking a camino from here, down to France. A sunny Sunday in Den Bosch. It's so much greener than 3 weeks ago!
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@Camino Chrissy ; my neighbour to the rescue.They are cherry trees! :)
:) I came on the thread to post 3 of our photos from local walks and found your cherry trees....
Here are ours, just starting to open out, plus bluebells and other flowering bushes.

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The cherry are flowering cherry, not fruit bearing, and are not pruned at all.
 
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I'm so happy to be home after 2 months away. My first day back began with an early morning walk at Beach Grove in Tsawwassen where I had the joy of watching a Great Horned Owl and her 2 owlets. Then a late afternoon walk at Terra Nova.

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Hello everyone. Kei te ora ahau! Yes, I am alive! ....which honestly is somewhat of a surprise after nine days on rugged slippery terrain scrambling and rock climbing, crossing slips and avalanches, avoiding bogs, climbing over windfallen trees, and crossing swing bridges which rock and bounce with every foot fall. The river voices were ever present.


I have been following the Leslie-Karamea Track and the Wangapeka Track over to Little Wanganui, a village on the West Coast of New Zealand (Sth. Island). Below are some of my favourite photos.

Traversing the Kahurangi National Park one passes primarily along the dark soggy side of the mountains where the vegetation is drenched and sunlight barely sifts through the canopy. One's feet are permanently wet. The terrain is rugged and steep with many ascents and descents to the creeks and rivers. Level track and tussock covered flats are a relief.

Gold diggers once prospected along the rivers in these mountains. In the 1930s, during the Great Depression many folk headed into unchartered areas bushwhacking and carving out tracks in search for gold. The NZ government provided the prospectors with food and other supplies. .

Highlights:
*'conversing' with birds. Seeing a Kea for the first time in its natural habitat; listening to Wekas herald the dawn; A Toutouwai pecking at my toes...

*Lighting the fire in a rustic cabin; sleeping in a duck-down sleeping bag; sharing tea with a retired DOC hunter, listening to his stories...

*Anticipation. Dreaming of day's end: cooking up a pot of polenta milk pudding, hot, dense with sultanas, nuts and powdered ginger - that first mouthful, ah, bliss...

* at trail's end having a hot shower for the first time in 9 days; machine washing stinky gear; jumping into a cosy double bed with white sheets, 4 pillows and a thick fluffy duvet; cake, Fish and Chips with a live salad...Yes!

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Day 4 Thor Hut. Leslie Karamea Track
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A gymnastic moment. Windfallen trees. Leslie Karamea Track.
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Day 6 approaching the Taipo River. Wangapeka Track
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Day 7. Saddle Lake. Little Wanganui Saddle. Wangapeka Track
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Piwakawaka
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Day 9. Looking back. Little Wanganui River. Wangapeka Track
 

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Ouf/Wow! So glad to read that you made it out; what tenacity you have! I bet those clean white sheets felt splendid.

Thanks for your update and pics.
 
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Wonderful update, Lovingkindness!
Seeing these pics makes my morning. I can pracically hear the piwakawaka!

It's been 30 years since I had the nerve to tramp in that neck of the woods. It's beautiful country, but not for the faint of heart or unprepared. I'm glad you made it out in one piece, to enjoy the different beauties of washing machines, white sheets, and fresh food.
 
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Ps I am new to owning a phone. Until recently i always used a computer when participating on the forum. If the photos which I have recently posted are too big , will somebody kindly explain what needs to be done. Thanks.
 
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If the photos which I have recently posted are too big , will somebody kindly explain what needs to be done
Simple. Attach a photo file from the gallery in your phone. Then once it shows as a little square below the message you're writing (with "Insert..." in the top left-hand corner), hit Insert, then 'thumbnail.'
Bob's yer uncle.😉
 
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A walk in an area that I hadn't been before and didn't know existed before yesterday - the Surrey Nature Centre and the trails of Green Timbers Urban Forest. I went because there was a reported sighting of a Black Headed Grosbeak. I found the bird pretty quickly. Beautiful markings - I watched it for a bit and caught a quick photo before it flew off.

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A little further along the path where I saw the grosbeak was a sign for the Story Trail. A children's book with themes connected to nature is chosen each month and reproduced page by page and installed along the story trail. The book for May is the lyrical and powerful "I Talk Like a River" by the poet Jordon Smith and beautifully illustrated by Sydney Smith. A lovely way to read a book! Along the way, serenaded by a White-crowned Sparrow.

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Continuing on along a path leading into a story I didn't know - the birthplace of reforestation in British Columbia. Almost 100 years ago, citizens protested the proposed clear cut of a 2,000 acre old growth forest. They lost the fight but the government promised 640 acres as the province's first reforestation project. Begun as the "Inaugural Forest", it still stands as a protected place and important ecosystem for animals, birds and many plants including the Salmonberry, my favourite spring blossom and the protected Western Trillium.

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I owe my teenage summer tree planting jobs to this project :) It was a great walk exploring the paths of this forest.
 
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My pictures are so bleak and more of the same compared with what you all post here.
But I guess it is what it is...😉.
Morning walk. The five k.loop around the village. Even the muddiest parts are now dry...

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Why is this song in my mind now? I never promised you a rose garden... the main point for me is to be able to see what you have seen! For example today, my first thought was: thank goodness Sabine does not have to spend time cleaning her boots after her walk! Second thought: the farmers do need rain. let it come during the working week...
 
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A walk in an area that I hadn't been before and didn't know existed before yesterday - the Surrey Nature Centre and the trails of Green Timbers Urban Forest. I went because there was a reported sighting of a Black Headed Grosbeak. I found the bird pretty quickly. Beautiful markings - I watched it for a bit and caught a quick photo before it flew off.

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A little further along the path where I saw the grosbeak was a sign for the Story Trail. A children's book with themes connected to nature is chosen each month and reproduced page by page and installed along the story trail. The book for May is the lyrical and powerful "I Talk Like a River" by the poet Jordon Smith and beautifully illustrated by Sydney Smith. A lovely way to read a book! Along the way, serenaded by a White-crowned Sparrow.

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Continuing on along a path leading into a story I didn't know - the birthplace of reforestation in British Columbia. Almost 100 years ago, citizens protested the proposed clear cut of a 2,000 acre old growth forest. They lost the fight but the government promised 640 acres as the province's first reforestation project. Begun as the "Inaugural Forest", it still stands as a protected place and important ecosystem for animals, birds and many plants including the Salmonberry, my favourite spring blossom and the protected Western Trillium.

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I owe my teenage summer tree planting jobs to this project :) It was a great walk exploring the paths of this forest.
I found a video with Jordan speaking his book. I cannot thank you enough for this treasure.
 
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My pictures are so bleak and more of the same compared with what you all post here.
But I guess it is what it is...😉.
Morning walk. The five k.loop around the village. Even the muddiest parts are now dry...
Well... I have to say that I don't find them bleak and perhaps the same geographically but never the same depending on light, weather, time of year. I always find beauty in your photos Sabine. These in particular today - beautiful moody light with the brightness of spring colour on the landscape. Those lovely cows :D
 
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My pictures are so bleak and more of the same compared with what you all post here.
Not. At. All!
Just more subtle.
I so enjoy seeing your changing seasons, with the different play of light and color. And now that I've walked through your neck of the woods, I have a deeper appreciation of the quiet beauty of the low countries. It's actually very special.
(And wow, since I was there, Spring has well and truely come. May there be rain, too, just not when you want to walk.)
 
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I am going to cheat quite openly. I sometimes send screenshots from the paper I read to @Theatregal, given her art in photographing birds and fowl. This time I will share one with you all. I will walk shortly, but the same old same old, so no need to take up cyber space!
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To credit, which is fair, the Irish Times, today, front page.
 
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Three C's today. Coast, Countryside and Canterbury.

Managed to go along the sea wall so cutting out a lot of travel through roads and villages. Beautiful day but sad to see the Navy anchored in the bay waiting for migrants to cross, which they will do today as the sea is flat.

Then over the downs to Canterbury through the quaintly named village of Lynsore Bottom - home to proctologists?

The route to Canterbury travels along the first few miles of the Via Francigena so was able to have a quick chat with a practising pilgrim, practising walking with a pack prior to starting next month. Commented that the signs out of Canterbury for the VF and not clear which I would agree with so if it's on your list have a detailed map so you don't wander around the city.

If you do want to have a wander in Canterbury there are some very pleasant parks and the opportunity to have a punt along the Great Stour river - though from the pics you will see it is more of a stream than a river.
 

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It’s summer in May here in the south…85F yesterday. No snow capped mountains or livestock in the City, but the backwaters of the Chattahoochee are lush and green and the cold-blooded wildlife is out and enjoying it.
 

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My walk this sfternoon, a relief after a day in front of a computer. About a 4 km loop in Emelia-Romana, up to the top of a hill called Monte Santo and down the other side. Oak and Black Locust on this side, and Chestnuts over there. And everything is blooming! It's a gentler landscape than last week, but no less lovely.
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Hmmm....la Via dell’Olio e del Pan...
My kind of walk! 🤣:
 
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