There are all sorts of walking tracks, paths and lanes around Auckland – some for hiking; others simply to cut through a piece of bush and save a few minutes. A few weeks ago when I was driving around randomly (as I am wont to do, sometimes) I stumbled across a lovely shortcut which connected two roads. I’d driven all the way to the end of a very long and windy road – narrow and with amazing views – but couldn’t figure out anything to do with it, other than appreciate it. After back-tracking and a taking few random turns later, I spotted this at the end of a short cul-de-sac:
Where did it go, I wondered? Hopping out and getting ready for an amble, I was surprised to find a short, steep lane that went around a bit of a bend and then led straight back to the end of the street I’d been on!
It was, I thought, perfect for a Scavenger Hunt location. With any luck the older gentleman gardening on the top street wouldn’t pick that moment to come down the lane… and the construction workers remained just far enough down the bottom street to not to be seen (although I could definitely hear them)!
I hooked my gorilla pod onto some bamboo, set the camera timer for a ten second delay to take ten shots, and tried to line myself up right.
Was that someone coming?
I had no idea how very well placed the camera was, between the leaves, until I looked at the shots taken. This one was my favourite:
And that was my walk down the bamboo path, and my resulting Scavenger Hunt success! You never know what you’ll find so close to home …
It’s not a lane I’d want to walk every day (I don’t like steep paths, that’s for sure). But it was fun for photos!