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Browns Bay to Centennial Park loop ... a few days before Xmas - by Imogen

2 Feb 2019 5:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Given it's Xmas in 2 days and there was light drizzle as we all meet up this morning, almost surprising that anyone turned up today. 7 keen beans ready to walk at 9am!

With a very high 3.1m tide at 8.20am, the cliff top track was the only option. Normally the views from the cliffs are incredible, as is usually the subtle light across the sea! Not today though, dark moody skies, but still very beautiful lit up with brilliant red Pohutukawa's everywhere.

We were very grateful of the cloud cover to keep the temperature down and we headed up and down the track, past Rothesay & Murray's Bays, dropping down to do the first sea wall with the odd tiny wave washing over our toes.

Upon reaching the second part of seawall before Campbell's Bay, we decided that part was under too much water, so headed up to do the cliff track again.

Dropping back to Campbell's Bay and then into the lush canopied protection of the fairly large Centennial Park and across to the small bush track at the school.

A quick nosh of lunch and we headed back along the soft sand and now fully revealed sea walls towards Browns Bay.

Another awesome day out with the club, despite the weather having other ideas. No need of a cooling swim after we had that from the sky!

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