Day 24 – Yoga Challenge

Ali reports: today I cycled along the new Leonie Gill Pathway, from Queens Drive to Rongatai, on my way to write my journal on Lyall Bay beach.

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The pathway is a great way to bypass the busy traffic of Kilbirnie. Smooth ash-felt cuts right through the backyards of suburbia.

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Being a solo agent with no kids, no car, no pets, no sports interest, I have a like-loathe relationship with Kilbirnie, which is all about cars, kids, pets and sports interests.

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Fortunately, surf was up at Lyall Bay and there were plenty of surfers in 10mm wetsuit catching right-hand breaks on beautiful waves. I got a couple of pages of my Yoga journal written before it was time for lunch at Lorraine’s.

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Sometimes life in the ‘burbs feels like a fishbowl, with everything distorted by the convex of commerce and the cul-de-sacs of our daily rounds. Then all of a sudden natural beauty breaks through, inspiring awe and soul-stirring reverence.

Wellington sunset

thanks to Nigel for the sunset snap

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