So my day today: train from Luzern to Zurich for a flight. Get home, spend 5 minutes getting changed and go for a hike. Spend 75% of the hike to catch up to the group as I was late, take a few pictures and have the phone die 30 sec after the selfie.
I had fantastic weather and view on the way!
Good day indeed!
The summit of the Mount offers a view over Matakana Island, the harbour of Tauranga.. Its Maori name is Mauao Maunganui, it means 'caught by the morning sun'. .
THE LEGEND OF HOW MAUAO GOT ITS NAME
There were once three mountains that lived in the Hautere forest overlooking Tauranga Moana. One was Otanewainuku who still stands there today adorned with the tallest trees and beautiful birds.
There was also the female mountain Puwhenua, a beautiful hill, clothed in the finest ferns, shrubs and trees of the forest of Tane. The other was a maunga pononga or a nameless mountain.
The nameless mountain was desperately in love with Puwhenua. However, her heart already belonged to Otanewainuku.
There seemed like no hope for the nameless one who decided to end it all by drowning himself in the Pacific Ocean, Te Moananui a Kiwa. Calling on the patupaiarehe, the people with magical powers, the nameless one asked them to plait a magical rope and then haul him down towards the ocean.
Chanting, they began to haul the nameless one slowly towards the sea, gouging out the valley where the Waimapu River now flows. The name means ‘weeping waters’ and is so named after this journey to the sea.
The path also created the channel which flows past Tauranga City out to the ocean.
By the time they reached the ocean it was very close to day break. The sun rose fixing the nameless one to that place.
Being people of the night, the patupaiarehe fled back to the shady depths of forests but not before giving the name Mauao to this mountain which marks the entrance of Tauranga Moana.
That is the story of how Mauao got his name.
Some of y'all know but its time to let the cat out of the bag, we moved!!! We are now located on 1905 NW 26th ave Portland Oregon.
I want to say thank you to everyone that support us when we were in the basement, all our clients, friends and family.
We started @slabtownbarbershop with limited funds and a dream, we opened the shop we could afford in 2016. Now in 2019 we opened the shop of our dreams!! Thank you again!!! S/O to my mutha fuckin wife @cocoa_blunt for holding my down! Thanks for understanding the long hours and multiple 7 day work weeks
S/O to my partner @mcfly31796 , thanks believe in this crazy vision.
I’m traveling for work this week but got to squeeze in one last adventure with The Doodle this morning 🌲don’t worry, Daddy (aka @claw_with_a_camera) will get to share his adventures this week (while I’m stuck missing my sunshine) ❤️