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 …
... bottle was good but genuinely indistinguishable from any run-of-the-mill Napa cab. Musty with a hint of wool clippings.
On our way back to the ferry the Aussie and I happened to overhear Simon talking about a new craft brewery that had opened on the island so we decided to have one last impromptu stop. Sadly, the beer really didn't quite measure up and I'm starting to realize Sixteen Tun may have been a black swan... More on that ...
... food at one of Tony's all time favorites...yum! On the way Tony describes his favorite starter...sort.of a puffed pastry...you crack open the top and stuff it with this little mashed potatoes herb mixture and then pour in this spiced sauce..very yummy. We order a feast including a dried curry lamb, chicken tikka masala, a wonderful dosa, a paneer and other wonderful things that I'm sure I've forgotten. After the meal the owners came over to greet Tony and present ...
A smooth take off from Sydney airport. So far everything works and I've not broken any parts of the plane. Did try to open the closet instead of the toilet which caused some laughter with the staff.Note to self: remove glasses before attempting to wash face with hot towel.Films watched so far include pride, the old lady. And all with a gorgeous Argentinian C******nay.We are now making our descent into Auckland where we have a 90 minute refuelling before heading on to Santiago.
Yesterday was Waitangi Day which is the day the British Crown and the Maori signed the treaty. So there was celebrations around in the city and music playing.
Today I went to Waiheke Island with a guy I made friends with from my room. Waiheke island is only a 30 min ferry ride from the city and it's utterly gorgeous. There is beautiful beaches, long ...