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April 26, 2016

Interlude

Filed under: Uncategorized — danylmc @ 8:52 am

Yesterday we walked the new track along the hilltop between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki. It’s really beautiful: easily one of the best walks in the Wellington region. It’s also harder than most of the other popular Wellington tracks. Someone died just ahead of us on the trail, and several miserable-looking people walking the opposite direction from us stopped us to demand if there were any more uphill bits to come. There were a number of crying kids sitting on stairs half-way up cliff-sides being hectored by exasperated parents. (On the other end of the spectrum, some god-like looking shirtless dude ran past us and he wasn’t even breathing hard or sweating.)

It took us two hours, and I am moderately unfit. There are loads of good picnic spots. As we came out at about 4PM a group of people were just entering to do the walk as the sun went down, which would be awesome, although you wouldn’t want to get stuck up there when it got dark.

6 Comments

  1. > Someone died just ahead of us on the trail

    Is this post your attempt to set up an alibi?
    😉

    A.

    Comment by Antoine — April 26, 2016 @ 10:58 am

  2. several miserable-looking people walking the opposite direction from us stopped us to demand if there were any more uphill bits to come.

    Did this strike you as an odd question?

    Comment by Gregor W — April 26, 2016 @ 11:27 am

  3. Hope you spared a thought for the family of those who lost a loved one while you were up there enjoying yourself.

    Comment by LK — April 26, 2016 @ 12:27 pm

  4. I walked it a few weeks ago, and it’s certainly great to now have it thanks to the Te Araroa Trust and all the volunteers and others who committed resources for getting it completed. The planning and work for getting a track through there at all, without encroaching on the railway corridor or private land, is impressive.

    For me, one of the most significant aspects is that it’s creates some actual walking connectivity between those two points which doesn’t involve walking alongside the state highway. I was sad to read that someone died.

    Comment by izogi — April 26, 2016 @ 1:16 pm

  5. are you sure the miserable -looking people and the kids crying weren’t just because someone died on the track in frotn of you? that can certainly make people miserable😦

    Comment by Can of Worms, Opened — April 26, 2016 @ 1:25 pm

  6. are you sure the miserable -looking people and the kids crying weren’t just because someone died on the track in frotn of you? that can certainly make people miserable

    Pretty sure, but you raise a good point, which is that I should really turn off comments on my blog from now on.

    Comment by danylmc — April 26, 2016 @ 2:14 pm


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