Drizzly day on the Matakana Coast

  McKinney Kauri The weather website didn’t look too promising Monday morning, rain called for all day long. But heavier later, so we decided to do what we could early in the day. Part of our plan involved lunch at a local winery, though, so we did wait a little while before walking through the drizzle…

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Rachel Carson Trail

L emailed me Saturday to ask if we wanted to go for a hike Sunday (another Sunday with no Steeler game – they play Monday night). I suggested the Rachel Carson Trail, because I’ve been wanting to check that out for a while now, and she hadn’t ever been on it either. The trail is 35…

Butler Freeport Trail

Butler Freeport Trail For Al’s birthday, we decided to go for a walk on the Butler Freeport rail-trail, which we’ve been meaning to check out for quite some time. When we pulled in to the parking area in Sarver, we had to take the last spot. I hadn’t realized it was such a popular place,…