A group of 16 set out in good weather for the popular Cornish St to Korokoro Dam walk, a 3 hour return trip. The track follows Korokoro stream all the way to the dam, which was built in 1903 to supply Petone. Remnants of the water pipeline remain.
Our group had a good number of children, most under 5. Our first stop was in a sunny patch by the stream. This was enjoyed by all the kids, who threw the entire contents of a small beach into the water. We moved on from here, following the track which ambles along the stream.
At times the track climbed a little, which must of been tiring for little legs. This is a popular route, so there were many pauses to let mountain bikers, runners and dogs past our group. During this leg some of our group had to return to the car park; when we all re-grouped at Baked Bean Corner our number was half.
We pushed on for the dam, where, like the morning tea stop, play was a higher priority than eating for our young trampers. The kids enjoyed feeding the ducks, and watching three ducklings on the lake. There was no sign of the rain that had been forecast, in fact quite the opposite. Our return to the car park required a full repertoire of distractions and magic jelly beans. One or two kids even got carried some of the way. We were back at the car park by 3.30pm, 5 ½ hours after setting off.