2010-07-13 -36 174
Mangere South, Auckland. Google maps shows it to be an undeveloped section, right on the Manukau Harbour.
Am wondering if the map is old and there is indeed a house on the section now. The hash is very close to a cemetery.
Drive there after work. (Leave work around 15:00) Have no camera so will be crappy phone images. Also have no GPS so will be no batteries, coupled with good old Google map printouts.
School holidays means less people on the road, so I thought. Took 15 mins driving to get to the hash from my work place, and about an hour to get home, grizzle grizzle.
This hash took me to another area of Auckland i had never been before, about 3 km from Auckland International Airport. The area was reasonably underdeveloped, with a vineyard down the road. Hash point was on an undeveloped section overlooking a Maori cemetery (urupa), hence the piece of land was probably of some significance to maori. There was a maori meeting place (marae) down the road.
I parked up, walked onto the section and aligned myself with the garage of the neighbouring section approximately 8 m from the boundary (as calculated using Google earth satellite images). I took the token photos using my cell phone camera (quality of the images was not too shabby either), picked up a piece of trash and placed in a recycling receptacle conveniently position on the side of the road.
That's it, too easy, and i only lost an hour and a half out of my day. The unique view of the Manukau Harbour mouth and the Waitakere Ranges was worth the trip.
Drove a route to Auckland International Airport, turned right at Ascot rd, hash was on Waipouri rd.
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