So most Sundays Jay and I end up on the streets around town. He loves to run about (usually with shoes on!) and look into shop windows at all the exciting stuff. The clock window in one of the jewellers holds a special facination.
So last Sunday we were doing our thing and I took a couple of phone pics (below)
when we noticed an elderly gentleman whizzing toward us on a mobility scooter.
He ground to a halt right next to us and began waving his hands around and pointing to us.
Typically (and shamefully) my natural instinct was to blow him off as a nutter!
However after a moment I could see he was trying to say something (with his hands)
I finally figured out he wanted to take my phone and use it to take a picture of both Jay and I together.
Once I got with the program his face lit up.
When he handed back the phone I realised he had not taken one shot he had taken a burst of 30 shots! Funny.
I keep kicking myself for not taking his photo.
This is one of thirty identical shots taken by the mystery mobility scooter guy.
The Mount is changing by the day. Apartment buildings, no parking, year round visitors, cafe's full all day. Sure its not Surfers or South Beach Florida but we are on the way.
Our family lived at the Mount in the early 80's when it was only the Xmas holidays that upset the locals daily routines. Now it's a free for all. But still a fantastic place to visit and we do so daily!
A week back we went for a walk around the Mount. It was a little misty and fairly dark.
This is what we found.
The backhoe digger (spudded to the harbour bed with the retractable pedestals) drops rocks and sand into the barge alongside. This is part of the project to deepen the main channels so Tauranga can handle larger container ships. The backhoe dredge looks after all the difficult corners and inaccessible areas that the main trailer suction dredge can't get to.
A lone light shines down on the old fisherman's loading and unloading wharf on the harbour side of the Mount
A dingy left to its own devises with the Mount wharf in the background.