Kayaking to Matiu/Somes Island

Kayaked over to Matiu/ this morning. Was a near perfect day for it. Warm and sunny and not much wind. Got a bit choppy on the return trip but the kayak we had hired from Canoe and Kayak Wellington was suberb. It was damn fast, and stable as. If anyone else is looking to kayak out to Somes, or elsewhere, I can’t recommend them highly enough. They even drop the kayaks off at the (Petone) foreshore and pick them up afterwards.

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View of from the end of Somes Island.

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Walking along the loop track around the island.

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The East West ferry heading over.

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The perfect spot at the top for lunch.

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Steph suited up for the return trip.

 

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We did a loop around the island, both on the way in and the way out. Takes and extra half hour or so, but on the far side it was so sheltered it was almost like being on a lake.

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Taking a break,

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Mokopouna Island, the smaller one next to Somes.

Was a brilliant way to spend  a Sunday morning. Definitely going to do a repeat trip. So much better than taking the ferry over, and you get to enjoy unparalleled views of Wellington.

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