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Saturday, 7 December 2013

Early Walk

I got a call on my cell phone this morning at 4 am.
A few years ago I got a spate of these - a Florida travel agency saying I was being offered a marvelous deal - three days at some Florida resort for only 100 bucks. When I expressed my delight but asked were they also going to fly me there from New Zealand they stopped calling, thank goodness.

I stupidly put my cell phone as a back-up for my Yahoo account two days ago.  They are on to me again I suspect.

Anyway, I missed the call but was still wide awake 30 mins later.  So, as there was a little light in the sky, I decided not to waste the lovely coolness and got up and went for a walk around the park, something I haven't done since I broke my ankle back in January.

It was lovely.  Very wet grass from the rain the last two days.  A low, ephemeral mist was ponded across the sports fields.  Enough clouds to make the sky interesting.  I really should get up earlier more often.

It's still only 6.30am.  What shall I do with the rest of this wonderful day?


From my back garden.  4.30am 
Panorama from the top of the park
The stadium 


Looking across the sports grounds

The river is still dark and spooky


My favourite corner of the park.


Home again at 6am


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  1. What a lovely morning You got! Here in Denmark its dark as the grave at 4 am this time of the year.

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    1. I can imagine Kirsten. This is about as early as it gets in NZ. I hardly ever see it!

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  2. Well done you Katherine. I used to love the freedom of those early morning walks ~ not quite as early as you though ~ but saying good morning to people! filling the lungs with clean air! the quiet before the traffic. It sets you up for a great day ~ enjoy!

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    1. Yes Carol. It was lovely. But not a soul around.

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  3. 4am is a bit early for me too. Our weather today here in The Bay wouldn't have tempted me out anyway it's very windy and cloudy although I have hopes after the sun and 30 deg yesterday.

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    1. Usually too early for me too. Should clear up today down there I think. Eeek, 30's a bit steep for this time of year!

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  4. I love the feeling of getting up extra early. It is such a magical time, the rest of the day never quite lives up to it!

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    1. That's an interesting thought Jenny. True today anyway. I've been yawning all morning and I fell asleep in the bath!

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  5. It's 6.30am here, and still pitch black outside.

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    1. We've pinched all your light.

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  6. These mornings are one reason I like working nights.

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    1. I didn't realise you worked nights Sanna. You return home when everyone else is just beginning their day...

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  7. At least I waited until the sun was up - the ducks were still asleep in its warmth.

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    1. The nights are still fresh Fi. But the days are very hot - my banties are moulting!

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