I woke early ... as always while back in New Zealand it seems ... and slipped out into the day before anyone else was awake. It's one of those things I used to do before leaving behind driving and beloved roads to known places.
There is no other road for me on a Dunedin blue-sky-summer-morning, it has to be the Otago Peninsula road and so I turned right and disappeared for a while.
It was bliss out there. The harbour was calm but the tide was out and so there was only one rowboat reflection. I'll have to go back before we leave ... I need one for the Belgian walls.
The weather folk tell me it was 17 celsius out there and I had taken a jersey but it didn't last and by the time I reached the Albatross Colony, I was all summer clothes and barefeet.
It's good to be back ... so good.