The Hillary Trail is a linked series of walks in the beautiful Waitakere Ranges. Have explored most of these places, many are regular ‘Alfie walks’ or road cycles from home. Amazing to think all this just a few kilometres up the road from home, about an hour from Auckland’s CBD (except maybe at rush hour!).
* This is my first blog posted from Live Writer on Windows 10!
I really like the Weekend Variety Wireless “Outsiders” feature. Gerard Hindmarsh shares tales of Kiwis who have chosen to opt out and live, often alone, in remote places. There is an audio archive if you want to hear them but that isn’t what this post is about.
The theme, a short instrumental piece, had been driving me crazy. I knew it but just couldn't place it. Took a while, ok several weeks, before I realised had the podcast (thanks for the podcasts Graeme) on my Windows Phone.
Played the podcast, the Bing search in the same phone listened to it, magic happened and it found the tune in Xbox Music where I purchased the album.
Nice to see Benjamin used one of my photos, the beach highway at Muriwai, in his infographic. Have done most of these except a lap of Waiheke (which I have visited often) by scooter. The chocolate boutique is sometimes visited after Skeptics the Pub which is just down the road!