Stanley Point

Day 216, Sunday 25 March 2018

I went to Stanley Point, a suburb of Auckland just west of Devonport. Riding along the main road, it looks like any other suburb, because the sea is hidden by the houses. Near the end of the road is Stanley Bay, a small beach with a great view over the central city. Right at the end of the road are two pocket-sized parks. Cyril Bassett VC Lookout has the same view of the central city. Blair Park looks the other way, to the north, with the Bayswater Marina visible.

I wouldn’t want to live here because all the traffic between Takapuna and Devonport has to come along one road, and that gets very congested. I was in stop-and-go traffic from the time I got off the motorway to Bayswater. I think in a car this fairly short distance might take an hour. Going back was only a little bit better.


Distance travelled: 43 km. Total distance so far: 28,478 km

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