New Zealand, Wellington

Sunday walk along Eastern Walkway loop to Breaker Bay

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It was beautiful weather on Sunday and really hot considering we are now officially in Autumn, so we decided that a long walk and a picnic was the best way to spend the day. I was really in the mood to go to the coast and get some sea air. I really love the coastline that runs down from Miramar looking out to Fitzroy Bay, it is full of amazing black and grey rock formations and some lovely beaches. You cannot just walk the coastline along the seafront as the beaches are broken up by rocks and cliffs so we decided to walk over the top and look out onto the views from the Eastern Walkway and then drop back down to the sea and walk back along Breaker Bay cutting into the shore when possible.

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This walk was a perfect one to get back into doing longer walks. It was about 2 hours 20 mins door to door with breaks for lunch and water stops. The walk was mainly flat with a few sections of ups and downs but all manageable.

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We found the perfect spot to break for lunch with amazing views and in the shade. It was the best way to enjoy our packed lunch of peanut butter and banana sandwiches for me and a more conventional ham sandwich for J.

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As the view bends round as you continue the walk, you then get great views inland to Miramar and the airport.

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Below you can see the tiny strip that is Wellington Airport with water on either side. You can see why on a typical windy day it’s a bit hairy landing here.

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J went to check out a rather large fish on the shore that had caught the attention of all the resident seagulls.

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