Friday, 22 November 2013

Things I'm Loving : New Plymouth

This is my first time doing things I'm loving, inspired by Meghan! This past weekend we spent a few days in my hometown New Plymouth. We don't get up there very often and sometimes I forget that it is actually a neat little city. So here are a few of my pics from the three days we spent there. 

Firstly I am loving Brooklands Zoo! It is a free (yes FREE) Zoo in New Plymouth open 7 days a week. They have all kinds of animals from monkeys to meerkats and a few obligatory farm animals too. There is also a pretty neat playground to play on as well. It's a pretty amazing facility totally maintained by the council and to a very high standard also. 

I'm loving unique bicycle stands! How cool is this?! This stand is right outside the Brooklands Zoo. Very cool I think!

Loving friendly Pukeko! (A New Zealand native bird). You don't normally get so close to these brilliant blue beauties! I think he was looking for a few breadcrumbs!

Water lilies. My own version of the Claude Monet masterpieces! (If you're interested in Claude Monet, check out a great online collection of work here)

Pukekura Park and it's cute red bridges that go across the lake. It's such a beautiful place for a morning or afternoon stroll. 

Ngamotu Beach. Most of New Plymouth's beaches are super sweet surf spots. For some reason, Ngamotu is flat and calm. The perfect spot for a toddler to run on the sand, and paddle in the shallows without being bowled over by strong waves. 
I love the picturesque scene that Paritutu Rock and the chimney from the Power Station make. It's so iconically Taranaki!


Tiny feet making footprints in the sand. My heart melts!


A phone dump L-R: Wecome to New Plymouth; Weather, Relaxed selfie at Pukekura Park playground; beautiful flowers, cloudy skies hiding Mt Taranaki/Egmont; Sunny cloudy blue skies, BBQ time; Bowl of Brooklands soundshell; sand textures; window outlook; inner city art; trains; cat sculpture art; bare feet in the sand; ferny seaweed at the beach; worst parallel parking of my life; waterfall at Pukekura Park; Daisy the Dalmation; Mt Taranaki/Egmont makes a sneaky peek!

So glad to share all of this with you this week. What are you loving?!

1 comment:

  1. Aw - you've made me so wistful - I miss New Plymouth - can't wait to visit again at Christmas time - looks like you had a fun family weekend doing all the best things there - some great pics! Great to have you link up for the first time xx