Quest on Mount
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Lots of things to do in preparation for the trip, departing Auckland on 10 June.
Confirmed with Tower that we are covered under the ASB Gold Card Insurance scheme, they are sending out policy wording & activation letter.
Signed up for this Travelpod.
Cancelled Herald (& free Woman's Weekly) from 9 June.
Cancelled Slingshot Broadband ...
... over the city, marina and harbour areas. While we were having lunch a body suddenly passed our table, on the outside of the window. It was quite a shock and a surprise as we were not expecting it. This is the latest "crazy jump" that everyone seems to want to do. We may give it a go, after we have digested our lunch ha! ha!. During lunch, every so often another body would throw itself off the top of the building. We have a few stories ...
... of character, although I would concede that the Easter weekend isn't the ideal time to judge a city's ambiance. We went up to the Sky Tower and took in some magnificent views over Auckland then wandered around a bit before making our way back to Linford for an early night - our last day would be one we'll never forget.
We were up at 7am and on the road for a 40 minute drive to Skydive Auckland. To give you a sense of Auckland's ...
... 60 seconds of my life, absolutely loved it.
I stopped in Hamilton to spend one night with an old school friend Myleswho left the UK in year 8 and I haven't seen him since. We had a great catch up, played some golf and enjoyed dinner at a local pub before playing many games of pool. It was great to see his world and catch up.
I had just a couple of days in Auckland before my flight home, a final Skype call home at the weekend before packing my bags ready for Wednesdays flight!
... the top, and looked at both levels. It was great to see the cruise ship from the tower! We then went down the street to retrace places we saw while here 10 years ago. We found the motel that we stayed at, and also "little Italy" where we enjoyed great food. Then onto Countdown (woolworths) to use the last bit of money on our cash card. Got some to tide the kids ...
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