By exerting our combined powers of positive thinking this morning, Felicity and I convinced ourselves it was summer and loaded up the kayaks.
Continue reading Oruamo and Kaipatiki Creeks
We launched our kayaks at Cockle Bay this morning, and since there was still 3 hours till high tide we cruised up the coast to Howick beach before turning back and heading up river.
Continue reading Mangemangeroa Creek
When Felicity and I saw the blue sky and sunshine this morning, we both felt like going for a paddle. The east coast tides were still wrong, but the Manukau was full at 11.20, which was perfect.
Continue reading Waimahia Creek
The tide was full about 1pm today, perfect for a trip up a river.
We loaded up and headed south to Whitford, but instead of launching where we had planned at Clifton Rd, we drove to the north down Broomfields Rd. This ramp actually leads down to Mangemangeroa Creek, and unfortunately had a chain across the top, but we were both keen enough to carry the kayaks down to the water’s edge.
Continue reading Turanga Creek Whitford
It started raining quite heavily as we left home this morning with our kayaks on the roof, and we wondered if we had made a bad choice of activity. The rain radar at the Met Service hadn’t shown much coming, but I have experienced showers in the past that didn’t officially exist.
Continue reading Whau River and Wairau Creek
On our way back towards the city, we decided to have a look down the end of Clifton Road to see if there was a suitable kayak launching site. We turned into Potts Rd and noticed a horse track heading downhill towards the banks of the creek, so we decided we had energy to explore further.
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When an after-breakfast check of the rain radar confirmed my hunch the grey clouds were unlikely to amount to much, we decided to go for a kayak. On the way down the road, Felicity consulted the map and reminded me that we intended to return and explore the main channel of Henderson Creek, which seemed like a great plan to me.
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This morning we were both keen to keep exploring where we kayaked to yesterday, so we drove to where Triangle Rd crosses the Huruhuru creek and started looking for a walking track upstream.
Continue reading Swanson Stream
I’ve been keen to try out my new kayak racks since I got them, and today I got my wish.
Continue reading Huruhuru Creek
As we headed south on the motorway this morning, a gentle drizzle began which forced me to learn how to use the wipers on the new car. By the time we arrived at Lambie Drive it seemed to have settled in, so we donned our trusty ponchos and set off alongside the stream towards Manurewa. Continue reading Upper Puhinui Stream
Over the last couple of days, Felicity and I have been continuing our exploration of South East Auckland. Yesterday we started by checking out Barry Curtis park in Flat Bush.
Continue reading Otara Creek trail