Auckland and area 1st - 13th November 2007
Trip Start Jun 11, 2007
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Whilst we were in Auckland we explored the shops and local pubs, i managed to leave my credit card behind in the Shakespear pub and only realissed the following morning when I needed to buy more phone cards! fortunately they had it in a safe place. I think if that had gone, it would've been the final straw for Robert and we'd have been back home!
We checked out the local stores and priced up car/campervan hire
We met up with Sarah and Alan for a meal in the city. it was great. I took over from Sarah at Provident when she left to immigrate to NZ, then I followed in her footsteps! My boss, Jason couldn't believe his luck! (sorry Jase). Alan and Robert got on really well as did Sarah and I and they very kindly offered for us to stay with them for a few days (which turned into just over a week!)
Sarah and Alan have a fab house up in the hills of Waitakere, just West of Auckland and we were really pleased to be staying in a home again. We went out during the days, usually car hunting of somekind! and all had dinner together and watched TV or a movie or just talked..
We, (me, Robert, Sarah and Alan) went for a meal where we met Matthew who had been brilliant in looking after our scuba gear for a couple months until we got to NZ. He's a diving instructor and said he'll do me my Navigation course when I'm next through Auckland (should be around the end of january).
One Sunday afternoon the four of us went to the theater to see "We will Rock you" the queen show, it was really good and they used the queen songs well and with humour to tell a story. it was really good.
Sarah and Alan lent us loads of camping equipment, plates, gas stove etc. and bought us a NZ road map. We had a fairly emptional fairwell with promises to stay in touch. We did some last minute shopping at Lynn Hall and hit the road!