Jul 29 2020

Warrington

Published by under Beach,Uncategorized

Distance from carpark: 40 km.
9. 29/7/2020. Hikers. Warrington. Leaders: Jenny and Faye
After arriving at the Warrington Domain, all 35 of us, we had a cuppa before setting off. We moved on up the hill towards the settlement. After giving the large mixed group of hikers and tramper’s a health and safety talk re: road rules, we set off through a track which was a bit muddy in parts, but ok.
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Photo and Caption John – “Morning tea over already.”

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Photo and Caption John – “Think I’ll just spend the day here!

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Photo and Caption Jenny – “Up the hill towards the settlement”.

At the top was the St Barnabas church which we had a wee look around area after which we crossed the road to a no exit road that took us up the hill to look at some of Dunedin’s great views down the coast then over Blue Skin bay.

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Photo and Caption John – “Churchyard muster!”

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Photo and Caption Jenny – “Dunedin’s great views down the coast”

Back down the hill and along Coast Road onto Park Road back to the Domain for lunch.
We couldn’t find the 3 Ramblers but I heard tell they were sheltering from the wind beside  a macrocarpa hedge.
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Photo and Caption John -“Come back Judy we all wonder what’s around the corner.”

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Photo and Caption John – “Don’t do it Judy – the water is too cold.”

After lunch we did a 40 minute walk along the beach, brrrr, then off for a nice hot drink and piece of “sweet” slice at the Blue Skin Cafe. Another good day!     Jenny and Faye

8. 10/4/2019. Hikers. Warrington. Leaders: Jenny and Jan B.
25 happy hikers and 6 ready ramblers set off for Warrington  Beach.  In calm conditions and at low tide we walked along the length of the beach before stopping for the obligatory morning tea break – with soft sand beneath us making for a comfortable rest.  We carried on again in softer sand this time making hard work of it …
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We left only footprints. (Clive pic and caption.)

… until we found a track taking us back around to the domain where it was decided to have an early lunch to beat the impending rainfall.

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Play Lunch? (Clive pic and caption.)

After lunch, as the rain had not yet arrived, we dropped our backpacks in the cars and walked around the block, admiring  some interesting houses and hedges, and by the time we returned to the cars there was a few drops of rain appearing.  So with good timing we headed off to Blueskin Cafe where we arrived just ahead of the trampers.  It was a full house as we chatted happily and were thankful we had a good day out and didn’t get wet!
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7. 16/3/2016. Hikers. Warrington. E. Leaders: Judy, Shona.

Nike app GPS of Warrington route.

Nike app GPS of Warrington route.

Trip Report Wednesday 16th March 2016 – Warrington Beach

A calm but overcast morning provided good tramping weather for 23 hikers. We left the cars at the picnic ground and a half-hour walk took us up Hill Road to the junction with Park Road then round to the Esplanade for a pleasant morning tea just above the beach.

After a quick scramble down to the beach, it was a short walk to the track leading back to the Surf Club. Here we turned left along the track through the pines, to reach the sewage ponds after about 30 minutes. The track to the left led us back to the beach, and a long trudge to the end of the spit and an early lunch, disturbed only by loud screams from Liz as a mouse invaded her territory.

Lunch at end of spit. Happily before the mouse invasion.

Lunch at end of spit. Happily before the mouse invasion.

As it was just past high tide the beach on the inlet side was still covered in places and the sand very soft in others. We alternated between beach and the track above for some way

Alternating between beech and track. (Judy pic)

Alternating between beach and track. (Judy pic)

before returning to the main beach and the walk back to the cars. This was a short but pleasant hike, and left plenty of time for the now customary coffee stop at Blueskin Nurseries. –  Judy and Shona

6. 30/10/2013. Hikers. Warrington. Leaders: Peter and Wendy
5. 4/4/2012. Both. Warrington beach. Leaders: Margaret and Les.

Along the inner beach

Interior of St John’s Church

Lunch in the graveyard

Durable cedar tiles on St John’s Anglican Church, Warrington

4. 13/4/2011. Hikers. Easy. Leaders: Bev, Lesley.
3. 13/1/2010. All. Picnic at Warrington. Leaders: Bathgates.
Low Tide at end of Warrington Peninsula. Rabbit Island behind. Pat, Margaret, Dot, Angela.

Low Tide at end of Warrington Peninsula. Rabbit Island behind. Pat, Margaret, Dot, Angela.

Fishers at Doctors Point

Fishers at Doctors Point

On return along the beach. Peter, Wendy and grandchildren.

On return along the beach. Peter, Wendy and grandchildren.

Warrington Surf Club setting up for the day.

Warrington Surf Club setting up for the day.

Climbing path up former Church Street.

Climbing path up former Church Street. Margaret, Who? Les, etc.

Bus Shelter. Fred, Les, George.

Bus Shelter. Fred, Les, George. (Bill pic)

"Ooh look! House to rent." "KITTENS TO GOOD HOME!" "Hmm..Local activities." "B.....! I wish I'd brought my glasses." (Bill pic)

“Ooh look! House to rent.” “KITTENS TO GOOD HOME!” “Hmm..Local activities.” “B…..! I wish I’d brought my glasses.” (Bill pic and caption) Fred, Ian, Chris, Lesley, Margaret, Dot, Pat, Wendy.

Returning back down past Warrington's old shop.

Returning back down past Warrington’s old shop. Neil, Joyce, Lesley, Bev, Angela, Fred, Wendy Pat.

A start for the new year. (Bill pic)

A query for the new year. (Bill pic)

2. 15/11/2006. Hikers. Warrington. Easy. Leaders: Bev H, Bev M.

1. 20/1/1993 All. Beginning of Year. Picnic at Warrington. Bring your grandchildren. Leaders: ?

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