#GittosDomain

Managed to sneak out one more walk as part of 2017 shut down holidays @Gittos Domain

A beautiful and kind of hidden domain adjoining @The BlockHouse Bay Beach Reserve. This reserve is maintained very well and didn’t have any obstacles provided it had just rained heavily in the morning and past couple of days as part of bigger storm that passed over Auckland. Walking after it has just finished raining leaves you with unforgettable memories. Definitely going to come here again in the future.

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#Storm

It wasn’t too late in the new year to get our very first storm with warnings from Met Services to stay home. It was pouring for two days making things standstill, and so did the plan for rest of 2017 shut down holidays.

Good thing about the rains is that they make hot meals taste much better and pakodas with tea are to die for at such times.

#Weather #Warning #Rain #2018 #Pakodas #Tea #ShutDown #Holidays #2017 #Summer #Auckland

#ManukauDomain #OpenedStone #HiroakiUeda #WaikowhaiWalkway #Beach #WattleBayReserve #WattleBayBeach #WattleBayLookout #SylvaniaEsplanadeReserve

Enjoying the first afternoon walk this year as part of 2017 shut down holidays @Manukau Domain

There is beautiful sculpture at the entrance @Opened Stone (Hiroaki Ueda) standing since 1971, made of Syenite stone and commissioned by the New Zealand society of Sculptors and Printers for the Auckland Centenary International Sculptors Symposium. Now it is part of Auckland Council Art Collection.

On continuing over the @Waikowhai Walkway for some distance, an awesome (unnamed) @Beach welcomes you on the sidewalk. It was pretty interesting to notice just ‘Beach’ on the direction board.

Further on this walkway, visited @Wattle Bay Reserve, @Wattle Bay Beach, @Wattle Bay Lookout and @Sylvania Esplanade Reserve.

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#HimalayaReserve #WairakiStreamReserve #LynfieldCoveReserve

Now extending this afternoon walk of 2017 shut down holidays @Himalaya Reserve

A well maintained reserve with beautiful views of sea and beyond. After spending some quality time and admiring the scenery around, turned back on the track to reach at the starting point, entrance of @Wairaki Stream Reserve via @Lynfield Cove Reserve

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#LynfieldCoveReserve #HimalayaReserve #WairakiStreamReserve #LynfieldCoveBeach #GilletaRoadPark #GilletaRoadParkPlayground #WaikowhaiWalkway

Doing the last afternoon walk of this year as part of 2017 shut down holidays @Lynfield Cove Reserve

This reserve is pretty big and spread from one end of @Wairaki Stream Reserve all the way to @Himalaya Reserve.

It consists of @Lynfield Cove Beach, Gilleta Road Park and Gilleta Road Park Playground with @Waikowhai Walkway passing across it.

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#WinstonePark #MountRoskillSummit #MountRoskill #KeithHayPark #SkyTower #OneTreeHill #MountEdenSummit

Extended this afternoon walk of 2017 shut down holidays to @Winstone Park and @Mount Roskill Summit

Another popular tourist spot @Mount Roskill suburb. The walkway from @Keith Hay Park extended all the way to here on to the other side of the road. The walk from the entrance of park to the summit is little uphill and every step taken in that direction is worth the beautiful views presented at the top.

The summit provides you with 360 degree view of Central Auckland and one can easily spot @Sky Tower, @One Tree Hill and @Mount Eden Summit

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#KeithHayPark #MountRoskill #Children’sPlayground #Playground #CameronPoolAndLeisure

Spending another beautiful afternoon with another walk of 2017 shut down holidays @Keith Hay Park

This beautiful park is one of the most popular attractions @Mount Roskill suburb. In addition, it consists @Children’s playground, another @Playground and @Cameron Pool and Leisure.

You can easily spend a quality hour walking around this park.

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#OpouReserve #FrenchBay

Now on to the second walk on the same day as part of 2017 shut down holidays @Opou Reserve

The earlier walk in the day appeared short and so went out for this one. This reserve was even smaller than I thought and so, covered adjoining @French Bay and the beach on the way.

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#GreenBayBeach

Another day, another afternoon walk – third one of 2017 shut down holidays @Green Bay Beach

A beautiful beach serving as connector between Kevin Lynch walkway and Te Aro O Tiriwa walkway. Yours truly was able to cover both of them!

I am bookmarking these walks with ‘2017 shut down holidays’ because it may not be possible to do such long walks in 2018 once I start working and so was the case with 2017.

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