Sailing Yacht SEA BUNNY

Auckland and Whangerei

We visited Auckland several times during our stays in NZ, including Richard's enforced stay for major surgery in March/April 2004.

 


Auckland

Auckland

En route to visit our friends David and Sheila (Catenza) in Whangarai, we spend a day in Auckland, sorting out a few boat items and going up the Skytower, which we hadn't done before.

It was not hard to resist the temptation to do the jump! Standing on the glass floor sections was scary enough.

Whangarei

Whangarei

A couple of days at Sheila and David's superb house overlooking Whangarei harbour and Catenza's mooring is a welcome and relaxing interlude, with walks on the beach and a chance to catch up on news since we last saw them in Musket Cove.

Pasifika

Pasifika

One of Richard's medical appointments coincided with the Pasifika festival. This is a large cultural festival featuring most, if not all of the South Pacific nations. There are dance, song and art displays.

It was really good good to see so many people enjoying themselves with family and friends without the influence of alcohol!

Karangahake Gorge

Karangahake Gorge

The route from Auckland to Tauranga passes through the Kagangahake Gorge. In past times this area had a thriving gold-mining industry served by a railway and sizeable town. We have driven through thge gorge several times without stopping. This time we stop and take the scenic walkway beside the river, past ruined mine workings and through the disused rail tunnel (1 km, torch recommended , which we didn't have).

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