Where, I wondered to myself (there was no one else here to wonder to), did that quote come from. Then I gradually remembered a bit more and a bit more and then it all came back to me. It's a nursery rhyme: To Market, To Market.
Pauline's and my annual Northland Adventure ended only too quickly yesterday with my flight from Whangarei to Auckland and then from Auckland to Napier. As the plane few over the Auckland CBD (Central Business District = City Centre = Downtown dependent upon one's country of residence) I realised how huge Auckland seems from the air. The area it covers stretches right across the country albeit at a very narrow point. It has a population of only 1.4 m people but covers an area of 1,086 km². Hong Kong by comparison has a population of over 7m but covers almost the same area (1,104 km2 ).
The photo covers slightly more than the CBD. It emphasised to me however just how things have changed with the advent of Google Earth. Now one can not only see almost any city in much greater detail from the air but one can zoom in on any address and have a really good look.
I arrived home early evening and then after dinner with The Family and a few phone calls I downloaded my photos and my ribs and I went to bed (although it turned out that the recliner is still the only comfortable way to sleep). Today (Sunday) is the last day on which the Croquet Club's championship matches can be played so guess what I shall be doing today: not blogging unfortunately unless I get some time this evening.