NZ North Island Day 12

21 March 2018 Wednesday

A beautiful sunny morning at Hamilton. A short drive and we were at Kirk Cafe.

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Very tasty stuff amid cool morning sun. Yummy and Wonderful breakfast

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A little note I captured in the cafe…. unfortunately we were no near beach !

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After the sumptuous breakfast, we headed to Ye Olde Berry Farm. At the farm Visitor Center….

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Strawberry farm exploration.

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Zoom in on the birth of Strawberries….

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picked Strawberries…so juicy !

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Raspberries…

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Our next destination, Hamilton Garden (TripAdvisor Number 1 attraction @ Hamilton)

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Recommended attractions…

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Sunny green as we started our exploration….

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We decided to start with Enclosed Gardens

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Our first stop –

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Tropical Vegetation…. 20180321_125127

 

Not as appealing…

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Superb …. quiet stream mirroring clear blue sky.

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Oh yes…. Te Parapara Garden

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World of Maori Heritage

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Guess this is not Maori ! More like Alice in Wonderland !

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Unique leafy vegetation….

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My picture in Te Parapara Garden…

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From Maori Heritage Garden, … we entered the era of Leonardo Da Vinci.

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From an elevated corner in the garden…

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Our pictures in the garden…

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An elevated shelter with creeps behind the wall….

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Colorful and lovely creeper plants.

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Tudor Garden

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Architecture from the Era of Shakespeare…

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Tudor Garden Exit

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This is neither Italian nor English….

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Plants in the backyard

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and guarded by….

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Sustaining

 

The results of sustaining effort

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Not distinctly different is the Kitchen Garden…

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And what are in there ….

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And a little Herbs to go along…

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This is the last Garden we explored…

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The main attraction in the garden – a mirror pool. By design, it is an infinity pool and probably painted black on the inner wall to prevent reflection…

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Our reflection in the mirror pool…

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The last exhibit in the picturesque garden…

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It was late afternoon. We decided to stop our Hamilton Garden exploration and do a little shopping before nightfall. Arriving at Te Awe.

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A massive mall with some touch of modern architecture.

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Relaxing and not crowded

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We shopped till 1800 hrs, when it start to drizzle a little. Back to Villa with fruits and salads and ….

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juicy sirloins and desert wines.

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Cheers to a relaxing day

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End of day 12 : A relaxing day – leisurely we explored berry farm and Hamilton Garden.

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