The wake of Hurricane Evan that hit Fiji last week brought us some strange and foggy weather that was very hot and muggy for two days.
The day was beautiful today but the sea looks wild. The 'pyramid' in the photo is one of the Sugar Loaf Islands which are eroded stumps of an ancient volcanic crater. http://www.newzealand.com/int/feature/sugar-loaf-islands-and-paritutu-rock/
I love to see the lava rocks at low tide.
Pukekura Park in New Plymouth is one of the places we go for a 'day out'.
This is one of the 25 entrances to the park, which covers 128 acres.
You can stroll along many tree-covered paths.
There are 15 featured gardens and trees, including this frame made for a 1908 wisteria.
You can rent a rowboat anytime. During the evenings of the 'Festival of Lights' (Christmas holidays) the boats are lit up.
We like to visit the Fernery and Display Houses with so much color...
...and interesting walkways.
We were happy to hear that the houses are being expanded, due to be finished in January!