Kia ora ano! (Hello again!)
Despite the hiatus in Peak of the Week communique,
There have still been peak of the week adventures- I have not missed a day!
So here is a little flash back to Peak #27, Marleys Hill,
Sadly due to the fires, it doesn’t look like this still.
It feels very odd that just a few weeks ago,
The name of this hill above the flying nun I didn’t even know!
Yet so many times I’ve ridden just below the peak,
A fun and flowing (yea right) descent down the flying nun I did seek.
This trip was my final test run on the trail before racing it in the Pioneer,
An attempt to gain a home advantage and to not get dropped by the flying Nina – my biggest fear!
The outlook is impressive to the harbour and the Coast,
And to Sugar Loaf- the hill that dominates the Port Hills outline the most.
When reflecting on Port hill adventures and glancing up to their magic outline,
One feels a sense of disbelief, great sadness for what has been lost- the singed trees a harrowing sign.
As I reflect on my Marley Hill adventure my thoughts go out to those effected by the fire,
Those that now have different hills to climb, you will climb higher and higher.