In our effort to get out and see new places in our own backyard, the Pigalinas headed to Silverstream for a walk.
We selected a walk – we were to follow the little red symbols on the signposts and set off. The sign warned that the walk was “hard”. We went up hills, down hills – once with the aid of a rope and across two streams (carrying the dog thanks to the presence of toxic algae) and at one point Mr Pigalina feared we would be camping for the night under a blanket of leaves due to the lack of little red symbols and signposts.
We saw the most fantails we have ever seen in one place. I just about lost it at their cuteness and was over the moon to spot an all black one.
There are a number of other trails we intend to explore, but next time we will take a photo of the map!
Mr Pigalina went to work and, being a Saturday, I was determined not to spend the time he was there eating and watching TV like usual. The dog and I instead went on a walk as far as we could in one direction until he finished work.
I can’t tell you exactly how far we walked as I forgot to restart my app after stopping to check a map, but it was about 12km. We saw lots of sights that were new, enjoyed the sun and wore down the dogs cat-like claws on the footpath along the way.
Then we both had a nice nap at home.
Today, after work, I decided that Tobias (dog) and I would walk as far as we could until Mr Pigalina finished work – time unknown.
I strapped on my walking shoes, donned my shorts, filled my water bottle, and we were off. It was pretty windy but we battled on, past the sheep fields, litter filled ditches and the scrap metal yard.
I reached the Green Island shops, which from Waldronville is quite a distance (Google map it!) and was feeling so proud of us. Then Mr Pigalina pulled up to give us a ride home. As I stopped my walking app I was surprised to discover we had only walked 3.5km which is less than the usual route! The straight line nature of the walk made it seem further than our usual loop.
At least we saw some different sights, such as this duck on the stream. One day we plan to walk the 13km to Mr Pigalina’s work…
Beach walk with parents and dogs for Father’s Day.
Had a lovely walk with the dog after work. Now the wind is raging and the rain is lashing the windows. Potential snow day forecast for this week too!
Dunedin’s Baldwin Street is the World’s steepest street. Today, for a change of scene we decided to tackle it for the dog’s walk.
After doing his usual excited jumping and cavorting when I arrived home and indicated a walk was on the cards, Tobias sat dutifully while I put on his coat so he wouldn’t get cold.
He charged out of the door, tail wagging, until we made it five houses down the street and he refused to go any further. (Pictured). Too cold! Back to the heater.
Today the wind and rain eased (at least in my part if town, that trip to The Warehouse in South Dunedin sure messed up my hair) so it was beach time. It was also time for the Pigalinas to go for a run (Pigalina’s second for the year, Mr Pigalina’s third).
Tobias came with us on the run/walk and then sulked around the house as if he had never been outside.
Today we went on a walk up Bacon Track – from Bacon Street (down there at sea level) up to Highcliff road. It wasn’t long but it was super steep. It was a cruel person who made the fence out of barbed wire so that it was hard to use to aid the climb.
Great views from the top.
Anniversary Day in Otago today means a day off for most in the region. A walk on the beach with Mr Pigalina, Tobias and (my canine sister) Emey was the order of the day.