Let’s talk about Hataitai Beach

A couple of posts ago (“One year ago today – 13 July”) I referred to our local beach as Hataitai Beach. To be honest I didn’t know what it was called, it has always been the beach at the bottom of the hill to us – no name required.

Well apparently it really is called Hataitai Beach (Hataitai is a Maori name pronounced “hi-tie-tie”) and it is named after the great taniwha (sea monster) Whataitai, one of the two creatures who helped form Wellington Harbour.

I joked about going down there in the bad weather that we had last week but this week the weather is a little better so I wandered down with my camera.