Waitangi adventures

Public holidays this year are a dime a dozen. This week, Waitangi Day.

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The weather was glorious – apparently it was horrendously windy early in the morning, but as Betty was sleeping in it really didn’t matter, you see?

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Betty and the husband person hopped on the bus and moseyed at a snail’s pace to Devonport. It would be quicker to cycle, except that Hanna, Betty’s genteel omafiets, has a puncture, the poor sausage. Once it’s fixed, there will definitely be a post giving a proper introduction.

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    Devonport was lovely, as usual.

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    I mean, more or less…

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    They really take the alternative transport idea to a whole new level.

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    But, not having easy access to a bike, a cruise liner, or a naval submarine, Betty and the HP took the ferry instead. It’s a short trip, but exceedingly pleasant.

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    The ferry building is one of Betty’s very favourite spots. This will be the last full day off for a wee while, sadly, but life promises to be pretty adventurous anyway – circus classes start again this week, there are exciting guest teachers at the studio, Betty’s university course is coming up fast (this time with twice the Charcot and more Richard Selzer, heaven help us), and the work party of the year is only weeks away. Onward and upward!

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Little adventures

Well, Betty is still alive, despite the radio silence. Just the other day, she and the husband person ventured out to Little & Friday and had some carrot cake.

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Betty also had a Hakanoa ginger toddy, which was very full of life.

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And after that, Betty cycled along to the ferry terminal to look at the view. The bicycle will have to be properly introduced in a separate post; for now, here are some of the sights.

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Looking out at Bayswater. And the bell. It’s very ding-y.

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A dinghy.

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One can stop for sustenance on the way home. One didn’t, but it’s nice to know one could.

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And one rides home through the mangroves. This is the Devonport-Takapuna green route, and it’s lovely to cycle.