Friday, 19 March 2010

City of Sails / Auckland

The next part of the holiday begins.
I wrote a journal whilst away, i shan't bore you with loads but will drop a few snippets in along the way.
"Leaving San fransisco with my last views of the financial district and the Bay Bridge. Sad to leave the place i adore, but looking forward so much to the adventure ahead"
"Airports much the same the world over boring and tiring. Saturday 23rd Jan whole day lost in transit due to crossing the international date line"

A free room upgrade was given and this was the view!!
View of Auckland harbour and bridge

Auckland known as the city of sails, you can see why
with all those boats in the harbour.
Fact 1 in 5 own a boat and 1 in 3 have the use of
some sort of vessel.

City of Sails strikes again! How many ?

Took a harbour cruise this was a suspended
swimming pool at the Hilton hotel

View taken on the boat trip. The Sky Tower
dominating the skyline. It is 328 metres high
and the tallest man made structure in N/Z

It was the weekend so many people were out
on the water. Love the angle of the yacht.

Another view from the boat, love the building with the ring
on top of it.

The sky looks very overcast and it began to drizzle,
but i still managed to get sun burnt on my nose, chemist
next stop sun factor 70!!! very deceptive weather, no wonder
the lady on the boat said" free tea and coffee and sun cream"
did not think i needed it, how stupid.

A different view of the Sky Tower at night.
Sky City has many bars, resaurants and a casino.

What a view eh? Loved it!
Tony on the other hand would not step on it, chicken!!!

Stunning view of Auckland from the tower.

Taken at dusk where the lights of the city were
just coming alive.

Sunlight on the city a welcome sight after the grey
overcast afternoon that we had.

Just had to be done, sitting people watching with
a glass of S/blanc and after a long wait a mango
brulee with a difference, delicious a piece of art on
a plate! The wait was well worth it.
Auckland a very clean and relaxed city, harbour based activities being the main attractions, great place to chill out after a long flight. There is much more to the city but only having a couple of days you can only do so much. But a most enjoyable stopover with lovely friendly people wherever we went.


Tricia said...

wow, wow and wow! Some breathtaking sights there J.... wonderful post and I can almost taste the s/blanc from here :D

Jessica Morris said...

Blog hopping and saw your header and wanted to tell you it looks stunning! I read through the last two posts and your trip sounds amazing!! Beautiful pictures to document your time!