Today was our last day in Auckland. I am really excited about the rest of our trip but also sad to be leaving behind a very dear friend.
Breakfast was a thick smoothie made with frozen avocado and frozen banana to make it really thick, plus an orange and a kiwi fruit. Topped with chocolate chips. Well why not – I am on holiday and Kath was baking, they were open on the counter top ….! We packed and Kath worked , time whizzed along so we made a quick brunch before going out; salad, frankurters and scrambled eggs. I don’t know what these plants are but we have seen quite a few in the gardens here. Quite bizarre. We visited the Auckland Museum. There was a display of Maori carvings which I really admired. I like wood and anything made from wood. These intricate carvings are beautiful.This carving was at the end of a canoe.
There was a brilliant display of life in the oceans around New Zealand. This is Harvey lieing on a bean bag watching a 3D film.
After the museum we drove up to One Tree Hill in the Cornwall park and admired the views.
Our final stop before the airport was the ASB Showground which is hosting a 4 day Food Show. Kath is going to be one of the exhibitors so we went to help her set up.
We had time for a cuppa and an Anzac biscuit or 2 while Kath finalised preparations for the show.
I was very sad to say good-bye but our minds were soon taken off the sadness of a departure by the miniscule size of the Air New Zealand plane which took us to Masterton. I am standing at the back so this is it. It seats 19 people and has propellers! Not the most relaxing plane ride for someone who doesn’t like flying but it did the job.