Captain Thomas - Godley Road

21st August 2016

Our party of 7 set off from the clock tower at Sumner at a favourable hour. After a short road bash to join the Captain Thomas Track we were soon gaining height and into a bit of bush, banter and bird song. We eventually joined Evans Pass Road and then joined the Crater Rim walkway which rewarded us with spectacular views across Lyttelton Harbour and the busy port

.After we spent a bit of time watching a cargo vessel coming into port and this year spring lambs jumping around, we headed along the Crater Rim walkway onto Godley Head. It was a short but restful lunch break just above the WW11 coastal defence battery gun emplacements and then onto Taylors Mistake beach past Boulder Bay.

After a quick stop at the beach to admire the surfers, we headed over Taylors Mistake Road to the top of Scarborough Hill via a bit of road bashing, and then down through Nicholson Park. We ended a pleasant days walking at the Christchurch 360 Trail sign at Scarborough Park. Big thanks to Colin Wilmshurst for leading. Report and photos by Jillian Fulcher.