Friday, January 8, 2010

Our Rangitoto Race

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Josh, Luke and I planned to race up to the top of Rangitoto and then take a scenic route back down to the wharf.

We caught the 12:15 ferry from Downtown Auckland, compliments of Fullers and we were sure to carry plenty of water ready for our excursion. It was about a half hour trip which gave us time to have our lunch and work out the route we wanted to take using the Fullers map.

We started up the main track and Josh was away. Luke preferred to stay with me and encourage me to go faster. We were PUFFING but I enjoy this sort of challenge. I wonder how my boys got to be so fit...

Josh won! Luke was 2nd and I came LAST!

Next we took the Boardwalk to the summit. My legs were burning and so we had a rest and refueled with water, carrots and pineapple lumps and reassessed our position. We chose to head towards Boulder Bay but it was over very unsteady volcanic terrain and so after a good 30mins of walking we headed back to find the track that led back to the wharf.

We caught the last ferry home. On reflection I can say that it was an excellent days exercise but more importantly I got to spend quality time with my boys. We had a lot of laughs - a splendid day.


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