This time in five weeks I will be in Paris. Here it is approaching midday Saturday, but there it will be more like midnight Friday. I hope I will be sleeping soundly after a busy day exploring the streets of Paris -and that I am not lying in bed wide awake jetlagged.
This time in six weeks I will have started walking the Chemin from Cluny.
But for now I am sitting in this Beautiful Spot in the sunshine. I can see Ashhurst nestled on the plain at the end of the gorge I began from, and I can see Woodville through at the other end. Across from me on the other side of the gorge, the hills are covered with gently moving wind turbines. The sound of cicadas is loud in the air, and just a few birds can be heard singing.
I've typed this on my iPod Touch for practice. I'll blog it later and add photos when I get home.
Sent from my iPod
I composed this at Windy Point on the "Notes" app on my iPod Touch, then sent it to email- just to see what would happen- though I knew I had no wifi up there. As soon as I arrived home within wifi range, the e-mail clearly sent itself. So that was a good lesson learned: I can compose e-mails and they will sit there until I am in wifi reach, then send themselves....
All these photos of Windy Point have been posted to the blog back at home. There's no camera on my old iPod Touch, so for photos I have to wait until I find a computer where I can download photos from my camera- hence there won't be heaps of photos posted en route on the Chemin...
|Sign for Windy Lookout- it's a very brief diversion off the track|
|Looking down over Woodville and towards the hill country of the eastern part of the Tararua region.|
|Looking back towards Ashhurst on the Manawatu Plains.|
|Wind turbines on the hills on the other side of the river.|
|The comfy seat where I sat and composed the blog post on my iPod Touch. I nearly left my camera behind here!|
|I always love seeing this cabbage tree on the lookout, and enjoy seeing what kind of cloudy skies will figure behind it in a photo!|