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Ivan Teoh

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New Zealand 2014 - Day 4

Day 4 is exploring Devonport and other north shore suburbs. That day, Shawn drop me at Mt Eden train station. I took the train to Newmarket and had a good swim at The Olympic Pools. Make sure you bring your own lock to lock the locker. Or else you have to use the coin operated locker with time limited. From there, I told a bus to ferry terminal to take a ferry to Devonport. I had a Spicy Apple Crumble plus White chocolate and Raspberry flavoured ice cream at Piccolo Blu Gelato before I start my journey. I walked along Victoria Road to see some of the historical building, toward Mount Victoria. I did not go in Mount Victoria, I will come back if I got enough time later. I walked along Kerr Street and Church Street back to King Edward Parade. To Cheltenham Beach, I walked along King Edward Parade, Cheltenham Road, Takarunga Road and Macky Avenue. I scrolled at the beach and walked along Bath Road and Vauxhall Road to the next beach, Narrowneck Beach. I continued my exploration and walked along Old Lake Road, Hamana Street and Seacliffe Avenue. There was a sign said Beach Access at the junction of Westwell Road and Seacliffe Avenue. But the access was blocked at that time, due to lose rocks. I walked along Winscombe Street, passed George Gair Lookout and some school fields and continued Lake Road. There was a beach access from St Leonards Road, to St Leonards Beach, which I wasn't aware off at first. So I continued walking along Lake Road, Clifton Road and Hauraki Road to Takapuna Beach. Since it was low tide that time, I scrolled along Takapuna Beach and St Leonards Beach and up to St Leonards Road through some stairs. I believe I can walk the beaches till Cheltenham Beach when the tide is low, which I didn't do it on that time due to time constraint. I took a bus near the junction of St Leonards Road and Lake Road back to ferry terminal. Back to city, I needed to go to Kathmandu shop to buy bush walking pants, which is nylon and lightweight and dry easily as I did not bring the right type of pants for tongariro crossing. Unfortunately the shop doesn't have much variety to choose from. I decided to go to the branch at Sylvia Park, as I believed that branch is bigger and got more variety. I was right. I managed to get one finally. After that, I took the train to next station, Panmure, to buy home warming gift to Shawn. It was a surprise to him. He was not suppose to know about it. After that, I took train home to Shawn and Gage. That night was my time to cook dinner. I planned to cook Apricot Chicken with his electric pressure cooker. After dinner, pretty much the day ends as well.

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