Those of you familiar with Palmerston North city, on the Manawatu Plains, might think it's quite hard to do any walking training on hills close to home. But in fact, there are walkways on the edge of town that serve this very purpose. Summerhill Drive leads uphill from the bridge, on what was an old river terrace. There are quite a few ups and downs nearby that have been skilfully turned into well used walkways.
This is the circuit I followed on Saturday- yes, yet another windy day- using a combo of the PN city walkways.
I am sure you have seen versions of the rest of these photos before on my blog. But it is amazing how the changing seasons and the weather- whether it be sunlight, wind, drizzle, clouds- can give each scene quite a different 'feel'.
On a dull day these trees look so forbidding in winter, but with spring leaves and a wet path, they look almost enchanting.