As I mentioned previously, Rich and I decided to spend our day off on Waitangi Day hiking. We decided to hike up Colonial Knob and just so you know I totally didn't make that name up - here's the sign to prove it!
The first part of the hike was the hardest, we did a loop track so we hiked up from near Porirua Station and then ended up near Kenepuru Station. For the first part of the hike there were a lot of bridges and a LOT of stairs. So many stairs!
I found this on one of the bridges on the climb up - I thought it was kind of cute.
Coming out of the first part of a LONG and steep climb - blue skies!
We reached the top of the first major incline and then it was time to walk to the top of the knob - fortunately you walk along the ridge line for a while and the view is beautiful and the climb isn't too steep.
Although it was SUPER windy - but that's nothing unusual for us!
These photos were taken from the summit of the knob! We think - the signage was really bad, usually on walks like this there is a sign telling you that you have reached the summit. But nothing here, from the description in our book it made sense that this was the highest point!
After a rest it was time to complete the rest of the loop track - taking in more views and hang out with a whole bunch of bees and butterflies along the way.
I hope you guys are all having a great weekend - I have managed to pick up a rather nasty cold (great) so I'm having a quiet one!