Friends had a spare seat going on a long prebooked trip to Gibbs Farm on the Kaipara Harbour.
This farm has been turned into a private sculpture collection which owner Alan Gibbs opens to the public for one day each month - for free!
These are booked out completely until next May - so I was totally lucky to get a place. There were hundreds of people out enjoying the artworks and a few giraffes, zebra, alpacas and bird life.
I'll let the pictures of some of the sculptures tell the story pretty much from here....
|And a different view of this sculpture, called Dismemberment by Anish Kapoor next pic|
|Neil Dawson's Horizons - a trompe l'oeil to suggest a giant piece of corrugated iron blown off a barn|
|A close up of the sculpture you can see two photos back|
|And one of yours truly in front of Richard Thompson's sculpture, which is red on the other side.|
So a 7 km walk - exercise and art appreciation,
a beaut day out with friends, gorgeous weather - what's not to love?