Auckland Baptist Tramping Club


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17 people enjoyed another fine sunny afternoon following a showery Saturday, this time looking at the north end of Orewa and Eaves Bush. One car load of five people left The Bracken at 1:30pm to meet up with the others on the beachside reserve opposite the Orewa shops. After the usual intros and karakia, we set out at 2:25pm, walking along the beach to the north end.
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We turned inland and before we entered Eaves Bush Joy told us about the history of this reserve. This was a Maori pa site originally, and sold to the Eaves family in 1919. The land was gifted to the nation in 1960 at the wish of the late Alice Caroline Eaves. It was a steady walk up to the pa site near the top of the hill. We saw an old trench in the bush just off the track, before coming out on Hillcrest Rd for a brief break.
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We went back into Eaves Bush and went to the lookout, where we had a good view of the surrounding native trees that included some kauris.  
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From there we went down to come out at Puriri Park about 3:40pm. This was once a holiday park, but is now a residential village. We came out to a clock tower on Puriri Ave.
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We went back to the beach for our final stretch. We were back at the start at 4:15pm, and relaxed over a leisurely cup of coffee or icecream to finish an enjoyable winterís afternoon walk.
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