City to Half Moon Bay
A great day to hike along the shores of Auckland. I followed my own route out of the city to Half Moon Bay (heading east). I came across The Volkswagen Owners Club – specifically for NZ VW owners throughout the country who meet monthly for various events. I enjoyed having a look at what others are so passionate about and I couldn’t resist taking a few photos myself. I’ve included one of the favourites of the day.
It’s strange to think that I first saw Herbie in Anchorage many years ago and here he is in Auckland. A bit like Santa in a way. He’s everywhere but the magic still sticks.
Along the way I met Ryan and Rachel. They invited me into their home and gave me a much-needed cool drink. It was so nice to have a break from the heat and to talk to both of them for a while. Ryan set me on the right track from there as my 1:50,000 scale map did not show the cliff I was heading for which would have stopped me in my tracks.
The route I planned months ago took me through some beautiful areas and I finished hiking for the day at Half Moon Bay. I then caught the ferry back to the city to pick up a few supplies for the long hike south.