Instead of going away for the weekend, as originally planned, I decided to do a "catch up and hike" weekend. About eight hours and 20+ miles, plus a few seriously sessions of travel planning, and skypeing with all my favorite people and I had a weekend to make me happy. Oh also I had an amazing duck dinner at St. Heiler's Bistro and Cafe - seriously amazing.
Friday I hiked Okura which is on the west side of the harbour on the North Shore. Saturday I re-hiked Te Henga and survived with only goss scratches and wet, wet feet due to the rain. Sunday I laid back with a family dinner. Monday the Warriors won (finally!), while I babysat.