NZ DAY 27
NORTH SHORE COASTAL TRACK: Stillwater to Takapuna 28km (Total KM's walked 534)
Tides dictated a late start today as we had a large river crossing, from discussions last night even at low tide the water was going to be at least waist deep. It was agreed that we would all do the crossing together
( Claus and Gisela, Matt, Jenni, Clear, Chris &K’Marie, Georgia,Hannah, Tim and us)
We all approached the river at the same time with must discussion over where we were going to cross. Matt made the decision for everyone by taking of his pack and jumping in. He made it right across with the water being waist deep at the deepest. The rest of walk was around the coast, you could either take the ridge top or at the base of the cliff over rocks. David chose the base walk, which was beautiful, however going around the base was getting more and more hairy as the tide came in and rounding the last corner it was obvious we where going to have to get wet and scoot around the rocks in the water. This scare the hell out of me as there was nowhere to go......... ocean one side and sheer cliff on the other. Scuttling over coral and rock we eventually made it onto the beach the only injury was a scuffed knee for me, from David pulling me up the cliff.
For penance David shouted me to lunch at a nice coffee shop and I had a huge ice coffee.
HIGHLIGHT: The scenery today was gorgeous, ocean and cliff faces.
LOWLIGHT: Getting caught by the water
Today was perfect weather for the type of walk we did so I am grateful to the universe for the Sun and the sea. I am grateful for all the other Trampers who made the river crossing fun and enjoyable. I am grateful for my fears – so I know where I have opportunities for growth.