Simple pleasures

Simple pleasures

‘…you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone…’

Back before corona interrupted life’s simple pleasures, I went for a short walk to Waireinga/Bridal Veil Falls near Raglan. The falls are a little natural gem in a district largely cleared for agriculture. A gentle path through the forest leads to viewing platforms, then a steep staircase descends to the base of the falls.

Waireinga/Bridal Veil Falls simple pleasures

Now as I while away the days under Alert Level 4 house arrest, I can only dream of those lazy, carefree days…

Waireinga/Bridal Veil Falls simple pleasures

Still, the government is hinting that a move back to Alert Level 3 is not too far away. I’m not exactly sure what Level 3 entails with regards to personal freedoms, but it’s a step in the right direction.

sign at Waireinga/Bridal Veil Falls

There’s a long set of stairs that allows access to the base of the falls from the top. It also allows access to the top of the falls from the base

Whatever happens domestically, my onward journey is reliant on other countries reopening their borders. Considering the corona story is far from over, New Zealand is likely to remain the Land of the Long White Fella for some time to come.

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3 thoughts on “Simple pleasures

    1. Unfortunately not. Run-off from the surrounding agricultural land makes the water unsafe for swimming

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