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Lower limb equivalent of a coma

Because Friday was gorgeous, I took the bike to Fairy Falls. Cycling down Turanga Road is always fun; then I cut across a section of bush to Mountain Road.

In the 500m from the bottom of Mountain Road to the Fairy Falls carpark, I figured out why it is called Mountain Road. I’d never noticed the gradient in the car. I’m pretty sure I broke the law of gravity several times.

After my walk, I wasn’t sure the brakes on my bike could handle the descent, so decided it was safer to carry on up Mountain Road. Over the course of the next six kilometers, I blatantly disregarded several biological laws as well as flouting more laws of physics. By the time I reached Scenic Drive, I was exploding sweat and could only wheeze. I still can’t feel my legs. They are in the lower limb equivalent of a coma.

Fairy Falls

Yesterday, New Zealand experienced ‘the worst storm in 10 years’. Newspapers issued dire warnings of power cuts and rogue winds. After battening down the house and storing outdoor furniture, I repaired to the In-Laws. As I drove to Mt Wellie, the traffic lights in Henderson pegged out.

The electricity is still down at the house, but that’s hardly anomalous Captain. We normally lose internet connectivity and/or power if the wind goes above breeze level

Auckland on better days, for example Friday

Proof of sun

I wanted to post this earlier, but YouTube took an active dislike to my browser cache and refused to reflect thumbnails. Sorry about the detour into geekland there. Click here or on the link below to access the video.

Perhaps we should mow the lawn

Here are the results of a toxic buildup of creative juices:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN4EJmI_PVA

Me in my stylie boots at the bottom of the garden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNtBAHXVWhw

A New Zealand bush trail

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UvqypUVYSQ

Husband’s garden shed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaH_mELMpx4

The guesthouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usy6uZXTEao

Hobbit alert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KQf-tndWbU

How to squirm under a tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emlk-vXmp9I

Our house in the middle of the bush

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