Monday, 23 November 2009

Nice view

A couple of weeks ago, we went for a walk in the area behind Day's Bay, out on the way to Eastbourne. Our walking guidebook said the walk was 5km, "steep in some parts" and would take 2 - 2 1/2 hours. "Pffft, whatever", we said, "those guidebook times are written for people who stop to have a rest and eat some scroggin every 10 minutes. Surely we can do 5km much faster than that." Boy were we wrong. You see, we should have interpreted "steep in some parts" to be "there is a very long, very steep, sometimes scrambling climb to the top of the ridge". This ridge runs behind Eastbourne and the neighbouring bays, and eventually becomes the Wainui Hill. Here is Alex having a rest on a park bench we came across about half-way up the climb to the top. A great place to take in the view and catch your breath. That's Wellington city in the distance and Matiu-Somes Island in the harbour off to the left.

Above Day's Bay

Oh, and our final time? Two hours, ten minutes. Next time we will believe the guidebook...

3 comments:

lovestitches said...

Eek thats only halfway up? I guess thats why you're thin and I'm fat lol. What a gorgeous view though.

highwaycottage said...

I love that walk. We used to do that quite often with the kids when we lived on that side of the hill. Of course I was always the one coming last :-)

sas said...

beautiful view! oh that makes me homesick for welly :)