We’ve walked a string of west coast, black sand beaches from Whatipu in the south to Muriwai in the north but for some reason we’ve not been down to Piha, so today’s the day. We’ve switched our walking day to Saturday this w/e as the weather looks foul tomorrow, but today it’s a beautiful warm sunny Winter’s day as we drive north west over to Piha.
|Stopping to look down over Piha Beach, with Lion Rock standing proud in the middle|
|Zombie Ducks pecking my boots|
|The river runs from the lagoon to the sea on the left of Lion Rock|
|View looking north along Piha Beach from (nearly) the top of Lion Rock. Our planned walk goes up onto the hills and out to the headland in the far distance|
|View from the headland down onto Whites Bay where the surfers were getting a lift on a jet boat|
|Hard to believe it's mid-Winter|