Going Places - Makara Beach

Makara beach is a rugged bit of coastline around the south/south west of Wellington. On a sunny weekend it gets filled with people (been there, done that, hated it), so Andre and I decided to try and avoid the masses and go on a weekday, it was so much better! There is a 2-3 hour walk up over a hill and around the coast, we tried but chickened out, part of it was a tiny track literally right on the edge of a cliff, I get really shakey when it comes to heights so I couldn't bring my self to do it, so we went for a stroll around the rocky coast instead.

There weren't as many birds as I was hoping for, but I met these adorable little pipits, they were surprisingly friendly and didn't seem to mind me taking photos of them. I was hoping to see a mysterious and elusive Reef Heron, but no such luck. The only Herons I saw were out common White Faced Heron. Nonetheless it was a nice walk and good to experience more of what Wellington has to offer.

 Hello South Island!

Hello South Island!

 Mana Island and Kapiti Island in the distance.

Mana Island and Kapiti Island in the distance.

 NZ Pipit.

NZ Pipit.

 White Faced Heron.

White Faced Heron.

 Another Pipit.

Another Pipit.

 A happy starfish. It was stuck in a grubby rock pool and I moved it to a nice fresh water one. I think it was happy with its new home.

A happy starfish. It was stuck in a grubby rock pool and I moved it to a nice fresh water one. I think it was happy with its new home.

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