Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Makara Beach, Wellington

I can’t recall having ever been to Makara Beach before and we chose a magnificent day to go and check it out. We headed to Makara Beach via Karori and arrived to a very rocky beach basking in the sunlight and no wind. Apparently it can be very cold and windy here.

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We headed along the coastal path

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to some beautifully clear water and rock pools where a few people were swimming, although they were mostly in wetsuits. The flat island in the background is Mana.

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An old building and equipment were to be found further around on the path.

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Jane took the lead through the wild flowers

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and further along the path.

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After a bit of rock hopping, the South Island could be seen in the distance.

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We then decided to head back

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It was an enjoyable (albeit hot) walk on a lovely day, with very few people around.

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I am keen to head back when there is a big storm some time.

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