From the moment I stepped foot out of the car at the parking lot, I knew I had come to a fine place.
Waldernville Beach is displayed as far as the eye can see, all the surfers are hitting the great break right out in front of you. This was a great place to start any such adventure.
As I made my way around the headlands and took a few snaps of the Roman Baths and The Docks, I passed by a great channel of water. Until I got to the edge of a cliff.
How the hell was I suppose to get down this I wondered, I could see a couple of different climbable paths down. I choose the safer looking one away from the smashing waves.
About half way down it I realized this was a bad idea, When exploring alone and not having told anybody where I went, I decided to climb back out of that mess and try the other option.
Scary looking climbing down straight above the waves, trying not to drop the bags I had packed to capacity with camera equipment and spare clothes. Don't trust New Zealand weather.
After all that worrying the path down was incredibly easy, was basically a staircase made out of basalt columns.
The beach at this point was all rocks, basically rocks that had fallen down from the quarry above. The view was outstanding, A large pillar was shooting upwards out of the beach.
As I made my way around the pillars I started to notice all the hidden Seals watching me. I kept my distance. I got to a point where I was stuck between the ocean and the cliffs, There was a little section of water I had to cross.
Shoes off and through I went. Gumboots would save the day here. From there on it was easy, well aside from the nesting birds that covered the entire beach. Beautiful none the less.
A new found phobia of birds - Stu