Happy May Day! Morris dancers gathered on the summit of Maungawhau at dawn today, and performed energetic jigs and stick dances to the accompaniment of an accordion, squeeze box, fiddle, drums, guitar and Irish wooden flute.
Those wearing the felt admiral hats are from the City of Auckland Morris Dancers. The chaps in the top hats drove up overnight from Wellington, and a man crowned with fruit and flowers had come from Brisbane.
A beautiful morning, with the Southern Cross fading low in the western sky and the sun rising above the trig station.
More photos here: Picasa album
|Chrsitine Major: Morris dancer, botanist, and regular volunteer |
with the Friends of Maungawhau weeding group.
|FoM chair Kit Howden and wife Meg McMillan |
with Morris dancers Andy Smith and Christine Major