Saturday, March 16, 2013

Walking By Myself Part One: Te Ahumairangi Hill

Here's the story, before Rich and I traveled overseas we used to do lots of day walks and hikes. But since we've returned home we haven't done this as much, I think one of the main reasons is Rich is studying for his Masters degree and working full time so he doesn't have a lot of spare time.

So I have decided that I want to get back into walking more - it won't be the same without Rich of course. But it will still be fun and of course good for me to get outdoors and out of the central city occasionally.

I decided to start off simple with a walk to the summit of Te Ahumairangi Hill, you can start this walk in Thorndon, the entry point is very near the botanical gardens.

Before you even start you have to walk up this rather steep street - Wellington has ALL THE HILLS!
Here's a wee map - Te Ahumairangi Hill is the starting point for a lot of other walks, so I might try and do one of these next weekend.
Then it was time to walk, walk, walk and take in some of the views along the way.

 I made it to the lookout and celebrated with an apple and a cheesy self portrait!
A few more photos from the lookout at the summit.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far xoxox


Nikki said...

Once I'm all walking properly again I'd love to gatecrash your walks. I still haven't been up Te Ahumairangi.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Ooooooh my bum muscles are tingling at the thought of all those wonderful hill walks! I would love to join you to take in the beautiful sights too. Toi toi!!! xo

Unknown said...

How long walk is that? I'd rather be there than here, here is still snow & cold and I'm lacking of exercise ><

Camelia Crinoline said...

The view looks lovely. Ha, yes Wellington is rather hilly isn't it.

Helga said...

Good on you, lovey!!! It's never the same without your nearest and dearest, but when they simply can't make it, there's no point in not having the pleasure yourself!
Wellington certainly DOES have all the hills! It's not exactly heel friendly!!! Great views, that's what it's all about!

alicia said...

i'm terrible at doing things. you always inspire me to start thinking about possibly doing something! <3

Krista said...

This is awesome! I must say I love walking alone, well I bring Peetee but I love a good stroll by myself to just be. That view is breathtaking! Good for you!

Frocktasia said...

Wow, what a beautiful corner of the world you are lucky to live in. I love rambling and would do so much more of it if I lived within striking distance of the great outdoors...I miss hills & forests so much it actually hurts inside sometimes. We are lucky enough to live very close to a biggish park and there is also an urban nature trail so I guess I shouldn't grumble too much. I've always loved to take a month (or two) off and walk the South West Coast Path in its entirety. 630 miles of stunning coastline, you can check it out here if you like...
I've wanted to do that ever since I read this book:
Failing that I could just come out to Wellington and keep you company on your walks...I wish ;)