Auckland Sky Tower
Trip Start Aug 20, 2009
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First stop - Titirangi Market - a craft market held in Titirangi on the last Sunday of every month. It is heaven for Lucy and I and hell for Jeff and Daniel!
As Brian and Glad were with us, we all went down for the experience. It had been several months since we had visited and it was good to see new stalls, lots of potential tat to look at over the next few months! This was just a quick taster as we had a lunch date with the Sky Tower. We plan to visit the market again at the end of March!
Lunch at the Sky Tower was even better than the last time we visited
After our meal we headed for the viewing floor. The last time we had visited the tower was during our visit in 2008, with the Tomlinsons & Parks. It was mid winter and the sky was dark and full of rain, today the sky was blue and the views were great. We really enjoyed being up so high, being able to see the whole of Auckland and beyond. I particularly enjoyed testing myself, trying hard to recall various areas of the city and how they link up together. I have to say, I think Jeff and I have done particularly well at finding our way around the city. We are both so glad that we had bought the New Zealand maps for our Tom Tom, that gave us the confidence to get out and explore and over time we have learnt these routes off by heart
After an enjoyable experience at the tower we headed for some more views of the city from ground level, from Bastion Point. Then we headed over to Mission Bay to experience a typical summer Sunday. A hive of folk enjoying the beach, water, cafes, generally enjoying the outdoors and the summer sun. A chaotic place that is somehow relaxing at the same time. It certainly makes you feel like you are constantly on holiday!
Grandma and Papa seemed to enjoy the experience and still did not seem to be showing any signs of jetlag. Fantastic news :-)