Today was the opening of the new pedestrian Bridge at the Town Basin giving us a 4.2 km walkway crossing three bridges.
There was a Maori blessing at dawn followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9.30. Doug picked me up from home at 7 a.m. and we went to the Growers' Markets first then to the Town Basin. The new bridge was already open so we walked around the new track, along past the "Wave and Waka" sculpture to the new bridge.
Looking back at the bridge from the other side.
and looking towards the recently built road bridge from the same spot.
On the other side of the river looking back towards the new pedestrian bridge and the end of the peninsula.
Looking at the wave and waka from the other side of the river
Back to the Town Basin
Paddle boarders (one with dog)
We got back just in time to grab a "coffee to go" before the ribbon cutting ceremony. (The bridge had been closed again for this ceremony).
The bridge opened to let a boat through
In spite of a terrible forecast there was one short sharp shower during the proceedings but the clouds gathered again afterwards