Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Checking out inner Mt Roskil and Sandringham

Starting from the Pak n Save in Mt Albert, we headed off over the road and down the metal path into the parklands there.
It did eventually become concrete path, and then we hit Sandringham Rd and found the pathway beside the new motorway.
. . . and headed towards Hillsborough.
In the industrial area of Three Kings, we had a coffee at The Rock cafe.
and then headed home. . .

following the slope of Mt Roskill. . .

Over the overbridge. . .
and into the extensive parklands (who'd have known they were there!) in Stoddard Rd area.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A wander from Te Atatu into the city, and beyond

These are in reverse order I'm sorry - starting with the end of the day and moving backwards. It started with Linda, John and I heading in to the city from Te Atatu, along the cyclepath, then up Newton Gully to Ponsonby Road, and all along that. We stopped for coffee and donuts at Il Forno. Then we stopped in at Cyco, and admired the bikes. Helen texted us from 'The Rabbit Hole' on Jervois Road so we cycled there for a spot of lunch and catch up. John and Linda went back through Meola Road and Pt Chev, and Helen and I continued down College Hill to the Viaduct. Caught the ferry over to Devonport, and swung around there for a while. Came back and pressed on up Anzac Ave, until we hit the cycleway to the West again. And home to a hot bath!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Maraetai and environs

Great day on Saturday at Maraetai. We drove out here first - to Pine Harbour - and enjoyed the market for a while. Then five of us sped off up and around on the main road toward Maraetai, where we stopped for a picnic lunch.

Headed back for a coffee at the cafe on the beachfront, and then four headed back over the edge of the peninsula following the coast and found that it was indeed possible to reach pine harbour by paths.

After the cycling adventure, Helen and I swam in the sea and went off to Botany Downs for a movie (RED).