I arrived in Auckland this morning on my birthday. What a long haul from New York. All the planes were full so no chance of lying down and sleeping. Is there really a recession on? The plane from LA to Auckland was a double deck style and it was full appr 600 - 700 seats!! I managed to get some sleep so I wasn’t too bad when I got to Auckland. After checking in at the hotel, I took a bus tour of Auckland to get a feel for the city and the country. It was great and the weather was fabulous -clear blue sky although I did need my fleece and jacket. I learnt a lot about Auckland. Did you know that a large part of Auckland is built on reclaimed land or that it has a lot of volcanic rock as well as craters?? The kiwis are definitely a hardy bred as there were numerous boats out sail despite the temperature being in single digits. I am off to bed now as I have an early start in the morning 4.30 to catch the plane to Tonga.
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain This is what I am doing following my bliss and going sailing and diving in the South Pacific.... full info