We arrived back in Auckland the night of March 23rd expecting that marina security could take us out to our boat which was moored at some pilings (no dock). Well, no go. So we had to get yet another motel room (another 2 bdrm as it turned out). But it was nice enough and had TV! Yay!
However the next morning, we were able to get back to the boat and move it to a dock next to RNZYS, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. It has a great view of the nightly races on the Wataita Harbour and internet! Yay! We really enjoyed the facilities there, but it was a long bike ride into town, sometimes against the wind. But we got a bunch of errands done over a few days. And as a bonus, we discovered the nearby Auckland Fish Market, so happy day.
|America's Cup catamaran|
After a night we moved over to RAYC (Royal Akarana Yacht Club) , met our friends Brian and Marian for a nice dinner at Mission Bay, and left Auckland for good. really...
|Beehive Island seen from Kawau Island|
|There's a cairn at the fork in the trail. You can't miss it!|