Monday, April 23, 2012

Bush walking in Birkenhead

In the middle of suburbia over in Birkenhead there is a tranquil bush track that leads you down to Kendall Bay. Here we were on Saturday morning, at Kauri Point Centennial Park.

We meandered leisurely down the track, occasionally catching glimpses of the Waitemata Harbour through the trees, and popped out at the bottom to a beach at low tide.

Kien (being Kien) had a blast; running around stomping in the puddles, collecting rocks and seaweed.

I love his inquisitive nature.

That's in conjunction with being Jef's shadow.

3 tugboats went past, and we were wondering what they had to go out and tug.

Ah, yes, the naval base and the reserve are neighbours.

We stopped and had a snack at the other end of the beach while Kien explored the bush.

Then we made our way up the trail heading back toward the entrance.

We happened upon a million baby spiders in the woods. What an amazing weave.

Then we found (assuming) their mother.

Jef had a serious case of the creepy-crawlies after seeing this massive spider.

If you are ever looking for an interesting activity for 2 hours that's close to the city and is seriously picturesque and fun, this is a walk to consider. I'd like to go back at high tide for a swim.


stlavonlady said...

Looks like an amazing Saturday! Totally different view than from here in St. Louis.

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Michelle MacWhirter said...

Wow, what a fantastic outing, Kien's t-shirt says it all.

He looks so much like a little boy now, rather than a toddler. Growing up too fast :(

Lea White said...

Love all your photos. Except that massive spider one - eeeek!!!

Carlos said...

Lien, Beautiful photos!


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