Day 4 Porirua to Paekakareiki – 22km

Today was a fine sunny day. Just my luck to have no wind on the day where I was walking on the flat all day. I was pleased with my 22km walk: legs felt good, feet were okay and I enjoyed the freedom from any other pressures. I also enjoyed a pie from a little shop at lunch time.

I was now following the coast on tracks beside the seaside and then inland along beside the motorway.

Te Araroa Trust has built a track high above the motorway but this was closed due to recent storm damage so the busy road was to be my company for the day. The photos below shows the track up on the ridge above the road. It would have given me great views this time had I been able to get up there. Instead I watched the people all streaming out of Wellington on the first Saturday after 3 weeks of lockdown. At times I was walking faster than the traffic was moving. Ha ha

The most exciting thing I saw was a truck driver peeing on the rocks while waiting for police to escort his broken down track. I stopped for a break and sat down right above him. I am not sure who got the biggest fright! No photo!

3 thoughts on “Day 4 Porirua to Paekakareiki – 22km

  • Hi Karen, I live in Dunedin and I’ve started following your inspiring walk, and life of walks! I’ve done some travelling myself and enjoy the little unexpected happenings that travel gifts us. Hope you’ve a lovely day.

  • Thanks for the update. Bet your ears were ringing from the noise of the traffic being so close. Bring in the bush.

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