The Sands - Waiheke Island
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Today we decided to go to Waiheke Island - about 20mins away from Auckland by ferry. We caught the ferry from Half Moon Bay and landed at Kennedy Point. We hopped on the Sealine tour bus and had a tour of the sights of Waiheke. We saw lots of vineyards (there are over 40 on Waiheke but only just over 20 make wine), and a few beaches. We were …
... tho, so I'll definitely do it again - tho maybe just one way next time as you have to return the same route anyway!Before the kids went back to school (my first week here they were on holiday) I took Jai and Sienna over to Auckland to go swimming in the Tepid Baths. It was a really lovely day and the Tepid Baths are lovely - really nice and warm in the large kiddies pool and they've got a spa and sauna too!!! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This weekend we've been to the ...
... worst player on the field. One guy had played professional futsol, he was pretty damn good. I knew almost everyone on the field, which was pretty cool. I am shocked how many people I've meet just in the shjort time I've been here. Honestly, I know some of these friendships will last much beyond my time in NZ.
Having friends around the world is something that few people can claim having. I'm pretty stoked about it. Classes start next week, so that will be fun.
... which is supposed to be their popular shopping Mecca but it seemed rather dated. The entire CBD waterfront is rather inaccessible to pedestrians as a lot of it is covered in the shipping and container business. The CBD is a mess of skyscrapers and dead end streets, not conducive to waking. Even when you know where the water is, it ...
... for 'elevenses!'
After breakfast we took a wet and windy ferry ride to the bucolic island of Waiheke for a tour of several local wineries. We were paired with a lovely retired couple from New Zealand and a defense contractor from Australia. Our tour guide and driver Simon lives on Waiheke in the one-horse town of Oneroa and gave us an insider tour of island life, which as explained was much slower paced than the mainland.