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Queen’s Birthday in New Zealand, June 2nd 2014

It is a public holiday in New Zealand as we commemorate the Queen’s birthday(NZ is a Monarchy with Queen Elizabeth ll of Britain the ruling sovereign).

In a very surprising, but delightful turn of events, the weather all weekend has been crisp and clear with loads of sunshine.

Some random photos of time spent out in the sun and the breeze today:

Yachting off the coast of Karehana Bay, Porirua

Yachting off the coast of Karehana Bay, Porirua

Speed boating off Karehana Bay, Porirua

Speed boating off Karehana Bay, Porirua

Scraggly Taupata showing the strength of the elements on the shore of Karehana Bay, Porirua

Scraggly Taupata showing the strength of the elements on the shore of Karehana Bay, Porirua

Aloe flower

Aloe flower

Aloes flowers- just a few off a very large plant.

Aloes flowers- just a few off a very large plant.

Honey Bee working for his Queen.

Honey Bee working for his Queen.

Another walk by the Pauatahanui Inlet

The long spell of unbroken summer weather continues on here and earlier in the week I went for a walk along the Inlet on the Camborne Walkway.

I began my walk with this view ahead of me.

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The boatsheds are a colourful and eclectic group of buildings. Each has a different character which makes it a very interesting place to wander by.
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And between each boatshed is a glimpse of the stunning Inlet on a stunning day.
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There are creative additions on almost all the sheds.
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A finial to keep away any witches that might be lurking.
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Colours to surprise you and which match the heat of the day.
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Nautical settings with summer flowers.
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And all the time the slap, lap, slap, lap of the water beneath the sheds and around the posts.
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This dachsund does not usually swim but this morning he was happy to stand, tummy deep in the warm water
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As we both looked out over the view
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