I love NParks and how much effort goes into making spaces for us to enjoy being outside and to showcase some of our natural surroundings.
Recently, the Labrador Coastal Walk opened, completing a loop you can do from Labrador Park, through the Alexandra Garden trail, that takes you to the Henderson Waves bridge, down to Vivo, and then along the boardwalk back to the park. Or vice versa.
It’s too hot to do the whole thing now so I stuck to the coast walk. It’s easy and pleasant and you can walk end to end (Park to Vivo) in 30 minutes of purposeful walking.
The people I feel sorry for are the ones who dropped millions to buy a ’seaview’ property at Reflections or The Caribbean. Sure you get a view, but you also get the boardwalk and joe public staring into your living room/bedroom/bathroom. There can be no privacy unless your curtains are closed all the time. I wouldn’t like that. I suspect that area will start getting busy once that condo is fully occupied.
The walk takes you from the war/battery relics of Labrador Park, onto a boardwalk suspended in the water, curving past the Keppel Club and the lovely old Cliff House (I always knew it as the Admiral’s House), to the Keppel Marina, past Reflections and the Caribbean, to Vivo.
On a weekday afternoon, it was me, a smattering of uncles and fishermen in the park, and some expat moms and their babies and some runners on the boardwalk. As it is totally exposed, it was really hot, despite the seabreeze. The whole thing is lit at night, which would be a pretty nice walk.
So now I’ve done both halves of the walk I need to join the whole thing up and do the loop…I’ll save that for when it’s not 100 degrees outside.