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Peak #35 Te Ahu Pātiki

Mauri ora,

Peak #35 is our highest local peak,
From sea level to 919m, my mum and I are were transported by our feet.
Well fuelled by a rather stunning breakfast of homemade bread, mushrooms and spinach,
We only need one (maybe 3) licorice all sorts to power us to the finish (read nearly to the top).
There are so many routes to choose from to ascend this curve topped peak,
An unknown route through Orton Bradley Park was the pick this week.
Along the way we discovered a nice Mountain bike track to which I must return,
And some rather intrepid cows above 900m- to which we were of no concern.
When standing on looking down on the port hills, you get the feeling you are way up high,
Until the towering backdrop of the Southern Alps catches your eye.
Whilst it was a gloriously sunny Autumn day,
Atop Te Ahu Pātiki, the mighty Tāwhirimatea came out to play.
Refuelled by homemade bread Sammies, with carrot, beetroot and capsicum,
We only needed two licorice all sorts (maybe 3) to get all they way back down to the car- thanks for that mum.

Til next week,