I didn’t feel like traveling far, and the tides weren’t right to explore more of the coast, so I decided to visit Chelsea Estate Heritage Park.
The sign shown above provides a map, shown below. This is a pretty good indication of what Chelsea Estate Heritage Park has to offer.
This is a small park, and much of it serves to provide walking access between neighborhoods. It does offer nice views of the harbor, and the Harbor Bridge, and there is a bit of bush to walk in as well. And of course there is the Chelsea Sugar Factory.
I think I was told some time ago that very large eels live in the ponds near the sugar factory. I didn’t see any, but I didn’t take the time to look closely.
I was about to walk on of the bushier trails in the park when I got a text. A couple of hard-working friends from Thailand had decided to go for a walk on this beautiful day, but had found only concrete jungle, and were requesting help. For one of them, it would be the first time visiting a beach in New Zealand, so I took them to Cheltenham Beach, and we climbed up onto Northhead. Later we took in the view on Mount Victoria.
It was a good day for a change of plans.