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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Albany February 9th 2006

Today we fly to Auckland, New Zealand. Arriving late, we take the airport shuttle bus to Base Backpackers which we had pre-booked for the night.... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Albany December 6th 2005

I am staying a few days with my lovely aunt, Gael Hope, at her home on a "lifestyle block" in the suburb of Albany, Auckland. It's on the north shore of Auckland, out of the way from the maddening crowd. We would call a lifestyle block an acreage. We have been to my cousin David’s house, where Haley put on a marvelous meal with David tending a leg of lamb on the barbecue rotisserie - Gael timed our visit just right to be in time for chow! The next day we babysat for Haley for a few hours as the baby, Loucesca, 10 months old, wasn’t up to snuff. They live near a few streets of shops, including an outdoor hiking type place where I browsed among the hiking boots on sale but didn’t find any ... read more
David put in these gardens
All these raised beds
David also made this table

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