Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sundaystills: color orange

Orange for important signs.

An adventure to the Goldie Bush & Mokoroa Falls at the Waitakere's in West Auckland.











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I went with my friends in school for their "Walkie Talkie " tramp as we hiked a loop walk through regenerating forest and up Mokoroa Stream. We saw spectacular double waterfalls, natural swimming pools, stream-walking adventure, and a wide variety of flora.

It was welcome to The Lost World: Jurassic Park. For it was in New Zealand that this movie was made. Once inside the track, you see little orange triangles to show you the way. Deviate from the route, you may be lost and even death.

It was the hardest thing I have ever done. We started from school at 9.30am, drove to the entrance after half and hour. We didn't get back to the car until 2.15pm. It was mainly because I was a newbie and had a hard time catching up. It involved a lot of team support and leadership. It was even harder than when I ran the quarter marathon. When I was climbing what seemed to be a zillion steps, I wanted to give up. But K was a good leader and told me to rest and catch my breath. At times when I had to climb up rocks or down a bank, she helped me. My orange sign of "Thank you" is for all of them.

After an arduous adventure, there is satisfaction of achievement. I joked with the water engineer, because I went on my own volition, I have no one to blame for my scraped knee and sore muscles. But if it was organised by him or his friends, he will never hear the end of me complaining.

Go on to my other blog, and you will LOl when I am planning with the water engineer another adventure.
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20 comments:

SJB said...

Nice pictures.

Ed said...

Great shots, love the pony poo..:-)

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moresecretwhispers said...

nice finds ann!
haha *holds nose over pony poo*

wenn said...

i love orange color!

Mary said...

Nice walk. Keep running, my friend. Never give up. Dream and soar.

Blessings,
Mary

Steffie said...

Orange really is a lifesaving color. Love the pics, especially the waterfalls. Impresssive.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

That's a lovely posting..makes me want to go jungle walking again.

Fantastic pictures...I love orange...

dibear said...

I could use some of that "pony poo" for my garden! We go to the mushroom plant for "dirt"...it smells like poop!! :)

Reader Wil said...

So New Zealand is the ideal country for shooting films. The Lord of the Rings was made here too! Thanks for sharing your loop walk!

Brenda said...

oh that is so funny - selling manure! No, I don't need to buy any, I have plenty around here to fill my orange manure spreader! lol

Shirley said...

I think I like the thank you sign the best; I've never seen one before- what a good idea!

theegggather said...

Very nice shots.

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amiga!
Conheci seu cantinho... amei!!!
Lindo, criativo, alegre e acolhedor...
Bom domingo! Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
Itabira - Brasil

Far Side of Fifty said...

I Like the pony poo..imagine selling it..I suppose some people will buy anything! I also like the Thank You sign:)

Oregon Equestrian said...

Being a horse owner I of course loved the Pony Poo pic.

I visited New Zealand in 1984. Wonderful place.

Sandy from the Heart of Texas said...

Lots of orange! The pony poo sign is funny!

gtyyup said...

LOL...loved the Pony Poo photo. Great selections for this week!

SandyCarlson said...

Sure do love the thank you at the end of these signs!

photographerpainterprintmaker said...

Lovely walk. Good thing orange is a vibrant colour, I'd hate to get lost in Jurassic Park! Those raptors are nasty!

Pony POO that's just hillarious.