I think I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: the nice thing about Wellington New Zealand is you can be in a somewhat-bustling city one minute and on a beautiful hiking path the next. While I’ve written about quite a few of them already, (check out my favorite here,) I recently walked yet another one. The Paekakariki Escarpment Track is a bit newer than the others but still offers gorgeous New Zealand bush and scenery.
Beaches, for the most part, have consistently inspired me to write and tell stories. It’s always been this way; I distinctly remember taking a journal with me on family vacations to the Maryland and New Jersey shores as a teen and writing bad teenage poetry while my sisters played in the ocean. While my writing style has changed, I do tend to find myself still picking up the pen after a trip to the beach.
Sometimes we do things we aren’t proud of while traveling, and my walk through the bush to see the Kitekite falls is one of them. Sure, the views were beautiful, but I feel like I dishonored the sacred land by making the hike. Here’s some background: the Kitekite falls are located near Piha Beach, which is about an hour’s drive west of Auckland. They’re stunning and beautiful, and open to the public. You see, normally there is no reason for anyone to feel guilty about going to see them.
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