|My favourite adventuring companions|
|Happy to be exploring|
|Taking in the beauty of the falls and imagining little water fairies|
We climbed to the upper most pool and peered over railings to falls below. By this time it was mid morning. Hungry and thirsty we made our way back down to the smooth rocks for a picnic lunch. Mr. Fox and I taking turns to eat while Mae played by the water's edge.
After a while she stopped for a few bites of egg sandwich and muesli bar. On the walk back her blinks grew slower and "winky" won. Her wee forehead sunk beneath the top of the pack, rocked to sleep by her Daddy's hiking.
|Happy on Daddy's back as we look back down over the falls|
It was a quick little trip but a perfect escape from suburbia. Only a few kilometers from home but feels like you are far from the hustle and haste of life. We hope to be ticking a few more of the local tracks off over the next few months. The cooler days of Autumn are perfect for exploring. The Waitakere Ranges are such a big part of why we love living out in West Auckland. Here's hoping Mae grows to share that love; so far it's looking promising.