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Bowentown Walk 18 August 2019

A group of 16 trampers set of for a nice promising dry tramp at the far end of Waihi beach After a short morning tea Keith gave a rundown of what Bowentown was like when the Waihi gold mine workers would come over for recreation on the weekends and for holidays.

The walk began with a steep climb up to the first lookout and the site of a Maori Pa. The climb up certainly got the blood moving, especially after a long sit in the van. The climb was worth it, giving misty but good views of Waihi Beach and Bowentown.

What goes up comes down so we descended to the car park above Anzac Bay. Some of us went down to a little fishing beach but did not stay long due the tide and the cold. We then walked down to and across Anzac cove and up the other hill, to get another angle on Anzac Cove. Again we had to come down to another nice little beach for lunch. (Shelly Bay)  

The next climb was just to get us warm and then down to the waiting van. All good things end with coffee so it was off to Paeroa for coffee and cake

Thanks go to Pam, and Keith who stepped in to assist Pam with the tramp leadership, (John Sheat on injury leave). An enjoyable if cold day with no rain was enjoyed by all



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