Awhitu 28 Jan

Martin Glover led a dozen riders up the Āwhitu peninsula today. We turned onto West Coast Road to go through Hamilton's Gap for our first rest stop, but several riders went past the corner marker, thinking he had pulled over for some other reason as his indicator wasn't on. When we regrouped, I talked to the corner marker, who was adamant that he was signalling. A quick inspection of his bike solved the mystery: his left rear indicator had a blown bulb.

We went on to the Manukau Heads lighthouse carpark, but I don't think anyone walked up to the lighthouse itself. Two of us walked across fields to the Manukau Heads Māori Carvings, which had informative signs explaining about the taniwha which guards the Manukau Harbour, and giving local history and mythology. There were great views over the harbour from this hilltop.

We rode back to Calendula Cottage Cafe in Glenbrook for lunch. I hadn't been there before. It's a nice cafe in lovely surrounds.

Photos by Martin Glover