Today dawned a perfect spring day so we decided to venture a little further afield for our daily exercise. A walk along the Mahineapua Peninsula. It is a track that we have walked before but not for at least four years. We had forgotten what a special walk this can be, especially on a clear and bright spring morning.

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It is a short wak – around 5.3km return but it is also not a flat walk. Spring, autumn or early morning are probably the best times to walk.
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A section of steps – the elevation does of course mean that you get some spectacular views.
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Itt is a Peninsula so there are sea views on both sides
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It is best to stay on the track – the landing zone should you fall is probably pretty unforgiving.
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This is typical Northland coastline
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ruth surveys the distant Motuekaiti Island
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The Manuka was in full bloom and full of bees
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Bees everywhere
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The flax was also in bloom – a bee bonus
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The spiders had built homes with a view
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The distant Cavalli Islands reminded us of happy times on Agnes

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