He's looking a bit weary, and to be truthful so am I, as today's walk turned into a bit of an epic. Approx. 9.8km and 547m elevation change! Started with an easy stroll along Exhibition Drive and its new Beveridge Track Extension. Then thought he looked a bit thirsty so headed down toward the Lower Nihotupu Reservoir. Dogs actually can't go there but the nearby streams are ok. Problem is previous visits to this area were on a mountain bike and 15 minutes of high speed downhill mountain biking takes a bit longer when walking!
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This was actually a Doggie Walk Thought but occurred while waiting to cross the road. I watched a Refuse Receptacle Technician carefully installing something near a local bus stop. She’d finished & gone by the time I got across the road but I discovered it was the Auckland Council wiping out remnants of the former local authority. An older bin down the road still has the Waitakere City Council logo (below left) but I guess that crappy stylised Pohutukawa logo (which you may gather I hate) will be there soon. The Waitakere logo represents the Ranges and their native bush...
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