Today was a glorious sunny, warm day. We decided to stay close to home and revisit the wonderful Coastal Walkway, after getting our cappuccino and chai latte at That Coffee Bloke’s van!
It was low tide and as we approached the area closer to the water we could see rocks with remnants of oyster and mussel shells, and an interesting seaweed (I think) that looks like strings of beads.
We continued into Opua and rested up a bit before heading back. We took a detour onto the Harrison Reserve trail for a half mile, just to cool down in the damp forest. It was hot in the sun, exposed along the waterfront.
We eventually emerged and walked the boardwalk over the mangrove forest (swamp?).
We concluded our 5ish mile walk in town, seeing more historic sites; first Christian Church built, first ship launched, etc, etc. All from the perspective of the newcomer Europeans of course! The stone Anglican church, I don’t think it was the ‘first’, was impressive.
The blobs hanging from the branches are aerial roots! I guess that means it can get pretty foggy or humid around here!