I've just been given a little slip of a book: "Explore the Shore Volume Three - Kaipatiki Area" already I love it. There are so many bush tracks around here, plus coastal walks provided you keep half an eye on the tide timetable, it's fantastic. Introduced to the first of these through a trail run the weekend before last, I am now thoroughly hooked. We rane at least 11 kilometres (it felt like a lot further) at least 90% of it on bush tracks, and we met only three people. Yet we never left our well-populated suburbs. Hat tip: Aneel Ravji.