Peak #34 was enjoyed with a VIP guest,
Scott’s Opa all the way from South Africa joined us on the local Devonport quest.
At age 92, he has many tales of walking adventures to tell,
I can only hope at 92 my body still works that well!
It was a Thomas family outing up the very local Mt Vic,
The accessibility of these great views means there are always people up this peak with cameras going click, click, click.
From one vantage point you can see Auckland city with buildings clawing the sky,
But the majestic Rangitoto Island also catches your eye.
As do many of the other islands sitting quietly in the Hauraki Gulf,
And then there are the vibrant green landscapes down below – evolving from a different type of golf.
It is always a bit of a challenge to find your way down on the same route you walk up,
The steep gradient and greasy grass provide another challenge- not to slide down on your but!
The islands gracing the view from Mt Vic are alluring that’s for sure,
So many more peaks are waving to me ‘ come over here and explore!’