Well I’m glad I did it, but I’m not sure I’ll do it again. Purely because they don’t allow dogs, and I’ve gotta exercise those guys too!
I found the track really hard to follow. I came across a few forks in the path, and just keep taking the path heading up and to the left, that way I knew I would be heading in the direction of the headland point.
Thankfully it was a drizzly wet day, and not a stinking hot and humid one like we’ve been having lately. I managed to keep to the times allotted on the sign and made it to Pauanui Summit in 45min.
From there it was onto Cave Bay which was a much different terrain. The steep, muddy, well rooted, twisting track that lead up to the Trig Station gradually changed to a more moderate track, however due to the pine needle littering the pathway I did take my first wee skid.
My only companion, a little native Fantail
An hour and a half later I found myself at the point of the headland. I looked around for a path to take me back to the beach, but found none, just a sign:
Probably should warn people of this at the start of the track?
The bouldery bays were quite a welcomed change from being in the bush for the past 2 hours. I carefully rambled my way across the rocky shoreline. The caves were pretty awesome. If I were ever homeless, that’s where you will find me! I had a lot of fun in this expedition taking photos of the moss in the damp bush and then the beautiful lichen growing on the dry salted rocks.
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