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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A well maintained walkway for most of the part. Awesome views of sea and beaches. Passes through couple of reserves as well. There was an adventurous crossing over the rocks which made the walk worthwhile.