With Auckland still in Level 3-ish lockdown, and the weather warming up a bit, I've been trying to get out and walk a bit more around the Motu. I headed down to Owhanaka / Island Bay, up and down Palm and Onetangi beaches, around Matiatia and Blackpool while listening to The Sandman Act II (which is fantastic). It's a great way to clear the head and avoid the doom scrolling.
This weekend, Leonie and I went for a walk around Park Point, which is the southwestern most point of the island. It's only about 5km, but it's a lot of stairs. Even after 8 years living here, I've still not been around the point. We fixed that today.
It would be pretty brutal in mid-summer, but on a warm spring day, it was lovely. We even ended up at Palm Beach after for a(nother) swim.
And yes, it's bloody cold in the water.
I'd noticed this place - or rather, the sculpture - on Daily Beast (via Twitter) a couple of days ago. It was nice walking past and seeing it - it's a lovely house in a lovely spot, and might be a good venue for Leonie's 50th.
Quite enjoying the wide lens on the iPhone 12 mini - no reason to upgrade to the 13, or get the larger one, but I'd jump at a iPhone 13 pro mini, even if there was a battery life cost.
Got a few more places to go around the island - plenty of walking around Te Ara Hura, which is a 100km loop around the island.