Tuesday, 12 March 2013

They must have been crazy

We now live just minutes from the steepest residential street in the world: Baldwin Street. Forget the zig zagging of Lombard Street in San Francisco. Switchbacks are for sissies. In New Zealand, we just go straight up.

According to wikipedia, "at its maximum, the slope of Baldwin Street is about 1:2.86 (19° or 35%). That is, for every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the elevation changes by 1 metre." Best butt workout ever.

Doesn't look so bad from the bottom, does it.
Taking a break part way up.
Making use of a well placed bench.
Looking back from near the top. We live in one of those wee houses down there!

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