#GoodallStreetReserve #BelfastReserve #TaylorsBay #TaylorsBayPlayground #HillsboroughBayWalkway #HillsboroughReserve

First walk of 2017 shut down holidays @Goodall Street Reserve. This reserve is now renamed to Belfast Reserve.

Most of this reserve was an eye opening experience. It appeared to be a neglected reserve – first ever that I came across in Auckland till now. Seats and benches were covered with algae, walkways were covered with leaves and gravel and there were too many smelly corners.

I hope that it is looked after sooner than later.

The ending was a good one though towards @Taylors Bay and @Taylors Bay Playground – well maintained and beautiful sea views.

Ended the walk @Hillsborough Bay Walkway, a part of @Hillsborough Reserve.

#AfternoonWalk #FirstEver #NeglectedReserve #ShutDown #Holidays #2017 #Summer #Auckland

#SisterReneShadboltPark

Another sunny afternoon well enjoyed with a quick walk after lunch @Sister Rene Shadbolt Park

It is adjacent to @Craigavon Park over Portage road. From outside it looks like a small playground but as you start exploring the walkways, it opens up many corners hidden from plain sight.

Apparently lot of events are hosted at this place throughout the year!

#Afternoon #QuickWalk #Beautiful #Sunny #Park #FirstEver #Summer #December #Auckland

#CraigavonPark

A quick walk after lunch while enjoying a beautiful sunny day @Craigavon Park

Despite being so close to our place, never got a chance to visit this interesting park with so many small spots for short exercises and amazing views around. Wish I had more time to check out one of those exercise points!

#Afternoon #QuickWalk #Beautiful #Sunny #Park #FirstEver #ExerciseSpot #Summer #December #Auckland

#MuriwaiGannetColony

Now enjoying viewing gannets at only gannet colony in North Island @Muriwai Gannet Colony

This was first for me to visit a gannet colony and it was a unique experience. Never seen any bird gathering of this size in past. What a memory to cherish for the rest of life!

#Awesome #FirstEver #GannetColony #Evening #Summer #Auckland

#MargaretGriffenPark #WairakiStreamReserve

An evening walk in leisure @Margaret Griffen Park via Wairaki Stream Reserve

This week could not be started in a better way than to visit our ever favourite nearby park and entering the Wairaki Stream Reserve for first time on such a beautiful evening.

#Evening #Walk #Favourite #FirstEver #Beautiful #Summer #December #Auckland

#Kera-la-carte

Awesome delicious dinner at our favourite South Indian restaurant in Wellington @Kera-la-carte

This is first time four of us sat together. Couldn’t think of any better place to meet. If anyone had told me 8 months back that a vegetarian dish can be favourite of Stephen at a restaurant, I may had laughed at it.

#Awesome #Dinner #FirstEver #Favourite #SouthIndianFood #SouthIndianRestaurant #ParippuCheeraCurry #KoonThoran #KadalaKoottaan #Kallappam #KeralaPorotta #Tea #Spring #Wellington

#GoldCard #AucklandAirport

Enjoying the Koru Lounge for first time using my Gold Airpoints Card @Auckland Airport

Nothing can replace the feeling of comfort and leisure earned from the continuous travel for more than 8 months. Specially when you are celebrating along-with your better half.

Here is to a complete upgrade of future travel experiences from New Zealand.

#Celebration #FirstEver #Earned #KoruLounge #Gold #AirpointsCard #Comfort #Leisure #TravelExperience #Upgrade #NewZealand #TravelingToWellington #Spring #Auckland