Restarting Ramblers post covid-19 lockdown was a delight as 22 turned out to ramble through parts of Fendalton, this included three new faces. Everyone wanted to see a new area from the area they had been walking in while lockdown exercising.
After a good frost and a bright sky the group started out from in front of St Barnabas Church in Fendalton Road and headed to Makora St then down to the entrance to Fendalton Bowling Club and out into Fendalton Park. From there we crossed over the Waimairi Stream to Kotare St, crossing over to connect with Puriri St and making our way to Totara St.
The area has a mix of large older homes and rebuilds. Most homes disappointingly have high fences making viewing gardens a challenge. Large trees are prominent in the area and were mostly in full winter splendour with the weather having stripped off the Autumn colours seen two weeks earlier. Moving on from Totara St into Hinau St and Miro St to re-join Totara St proceeding to Kahu Rd, into Kotare St to Weka St and onto Straven Rd, returning to Fendalton Rd. A walk into Heathfield Ave to view large trees and the large homes completed a very pleasant Ramble.
Photos show Ramblers in front ‘Heathfield’ Heathfield Ave and a car with Autumn decorating seen while out walking.
July sees the Ramblers exploring along the Heathcote River and the inner City Lanes.