Auckland Cycle Touring Association
North Shore Coffee Ride
16 June, 2007
This was an
absolutely beautiful early winter's day in Auckland
with clear skies and a cool sou' easterly breeze.
Our first stop,
still in the shade, was at Stanley Point, to gaze
at downtown Auckland - that is, until the camera said, "Smile!"
Here we are on the
first of a number of pathway bridges which
cross mangrove covered inlets.
This one is between Kawerau Ave and Plymouth Road.
Time for a little adjustment at Bayswater.
The path leading
from Bayswater Ave to the rather narrow - and long - bridge
heading to Northboro Reserve.
Single file is the
order of the day.
This bridge is so much more secure than it was several years ago when there was
only a single strand of No 8 wire between you and the mud below.
Several views from North Head.
First of all Rangitoto dominates the horizon.
Then Mt Victoria provides the
Where would we be without our lovely volcanoes??
Cheltenham Beach is the backdrop
And, before we head back to Devonport Wharf, one last gaze over the Waitemata Harbour.
Most of the riders today came
from the south side of the harbour, so
we took up a fair amount of the bike parking on board Kea on our return journey.
Most of the riders were outside watching a school of large dolphins
or small orcas.
Photos by John McK
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