On yet another perfect summer’s afternoon I walked through Churchill Park, entering it from the east. From the top of the hill I looked back to this view of the Tamaki estuary shining in the sun. I then walked west, all the way over to St Helier’s bay. From the top of Cliff Road, I could see “with a lift of the heart” the glittering waters of the Hauraki Gulf, from the beaches of the bays all the way to the harbour bridge in the distance. Fitting to use an Anita Brookner quote today – she died last week.