Auckland Cycle Touring Association Waitakere Eco City Tour
After lunch, Cathy took us up to Ranui.
This looks like a lot of bullrush.
cyclists were on this viewing platform at the eco storm water filtering
pond on the Paremuka Stream at Ranui.
This is how our leader saw the scene.
Cathy then took us to
Earthsong, an eco community in Ranui.
Here she is explaining the concept to us. As it is private property, we could not go exploring.
However, here are
three photos from the Earthsong web site to give you an idea
of the life style they are promoting.
You can check out Earthsong's web site here.
We moved back to
the outskirts of Henderson and rode the now completed
Opanuku Stream path .
Waitakere City has
not skimped on the bridges on the Twin Streams Paths.
This fine curved, dare I say, viaduct, is a great example for other councils to follow.
You can see photos of the Project Twin Streams opening, April 2007, here.
And have a look here to see what
of these paths looked like when we visited back in September, 2005.
These guys look pretty happy with this bridge.
Almost back at Henderson Town Centre.
Cathy gave us a bit of the history of the water wheel.
This is the ACTA Elvis Fan Club in the Falls Park Reserve.
Elvis we headed to the path along the western motorway
and so ended a most interesting tour out west.
When I got home I
checked my speedo.
Looking at the max recorded, it really MUST have been a fast blast down Shaw Road.
Photos John McK
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