Great coastal scenery
Cable Bay Walkway – Sunday 9 June 2019
We departed from Richmond at 8am and Paruparu Road at 8:20am and arrived some time later at The Glen. It was fine in most part but a wee bit chilly so we quickly got underway and before long made out way up the Waihi Creek track then the involuting bush-clad farm track, coming out to the high sloping pasture that stretched up to the airstrip. Here we had morning tea and took in the great view down the Boulder Bank and across Tasman Bay. The large ships in the bay looked as if they were toys. From the airstrip the track sidles through the bush, crossing three streams before it emerges out in steep pasture which took us to the summit of Sentinel Hill. We arrived slightly before midday and we had our lunch and admired the view across to Pepin Island, Cable Bay and Delaware Bay in the distance. From here we retraced our steps taking in the views down Ataata Point and the rocky shoreline far below. Great coastal scenery.
Arriving back at the airstrip we admired the view again with some young German tourists, before descending down the airstrip to the lookout junction where most of the party descended by the steep Waterfall Creek ridgeline. Those who went via the involuting farm track got to enjoy a performance from a highly skilled trials rider.
Participants: Julian (scribe), Brenda, Ian W, Esther, Marian, Colin, Odette, Julie, Val, Rob, Gael, Marie and visitors Cristina, Andrew and Vania.