‘Reach for the sky.’
We are halfway through and safely ‘down under’ in Australia and New Zealand this week.
We started this week with our last few days in Sydney and, after a 12 hour sleep, no real jet lag! Awesome!
We went to Manly Beach,
and a walk around the North Heads,
affording us excellent views of the Sydney Harbour on the ferry ride to Manly.
Then, we had a short flight over to John’s home town of Auckland, New Zealand where we are staying at John’s brother.
On this trip, I asked to see more of this beautiful city and, so far, I’ve not been disappointed with this stellar and green city.
Our first day, we went to the viaduct area
in the downtown which houses many restaurants and is the launching point for most of the ferry’s to the out lying islands. We were, also, lucky to be here on Waitangi Day – the New Zealand national holiday.
So, we saw some traditional music and ate Maori food – excellent!
Then, we headed over to the North Head Park and explored the tunnels
and excellent views of the downtown area.
That evening, we went to see ‘Empire’ at the Spiegeltent – good fun!
Next day, I really got a feel for the city on the newly developed 16km Coast to Coast walk – beautiful!
Our final day this week found us fishing, where I caught the biggest of 21 fish – great day out!
I’m a keen one for doing exercise, do you do any sport/exercise and what tricks do you have for keeping it up on holiday?