15 December 2013

Thorndon to Kilbirnie walk

Yesterday I took my pale, unsunned legs for a road walk through Wellington, to take advantage of the super weekend sunshine. From my place in Thorndon I ambled through the city to the library, and then onwards around Oriental Bay and Evans Bay past the marina to Kilbirnie. I didn't time the full 9.5km walk, but the stroll from the library to Kilbirnie took 80 minutes including a few pauses for photography. I can also recommend to visitors to Wellington that the no.14 bus is a fine way to get a scenic view of the city, because it travels from Kilbirnie through Hataitai and Roseneath, with views across Evans Bay and Oriental Bay.  You might even feel inclined to hopping off the bus in Oriental Bay and availing yourself of a gelato. (Included below is a short video of the view from the bus - mainly included for northern hemisphere ex-Wellingtonians, to remind them of what they're missing).

Oriental Bay pohutukawa
Oriental Bay boatsheds
Oriental Bay
Point Jerningham fishing
Santa Regina heading out to Picton
Secluded Balaena Bay
Evans Bay
Evans Bay boatyards

See also:
Blog: Highbury to south coast walk, 17 February 2013
Blog: Pukerua to Plimmerton, 27 September 2012
Blog: River walk to Richmond, 31 December 2010
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