A quick swim in the Mangatainoka up at Putara.

I love it down here!

The weather is so fantastically amazing… Enourmous blue skies, and so much happy green. We took a walk up the hill and flew my kite, and took some pictures.

In the afternoon, and probably a little bit late, we drove out to Putara, and I (little red wasn’t game) had a very brief dip in the Mangatainoka – if that sounds familiar, just think Tui Brewery.

Other than the incredibly cold swim, points to note were:

  • Gravel roads.
  • Single lane bridges.
  • Bastard Grass.
  • High speed piggy-backs.