A sparkly public holiday
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January 26th - the Auckland & Northland Anniversary, that means a public holiday, yeah! Every province celebrates their own discovery anniversaries and that important date for large parts of New Zealand's North Island was January 29th . But we were celebrating three days earlier because the public holiday is celebrated on a close Monday to the original and official date. That's because of the public holiday Mondaysing and the individual decisions of each province.
The weather has been nice and sunny once more and our heads didn't overheat because of the cool breeze, lucky us ;-).
In the afternoon we spontaneously decided to have a picnic dinner at Hamilton Lake. And what shall I say; the decision couldn't have been better!
The atmosphere around the lake has been lovely again. The lake sparkled as much as countless coins in a treasure box, the palms gave a little Caribbean feeling and our picnic in the shade was a tasty open-air dinner. Just the pirates were missing otherwise it would have been a bit like the set of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' ;-).
I really enjoy that place every time because it's such a relaxing place although it's surrounded by the daily city life. You would never guess the city location and this is an aspect I completely appreciate! Hamilton's lake is a small idyllic place where you can escape from daily business, lovely.