backblip from last Saturday, loaded Tuesday!!!. Don't ask - complicated!!!!!

Mondays landscape of the wild side of Waiheke Island
the Boss

As most of you know, I'm not a city gal.....but I have to say what I've seen of Auckland especially the revamped waterfront areas has left me feeling very excited about the city.
After such an exciting previous evening , see Backblip,  this morning we headed off to the  water front area of Auckland, looking for a place for a late breakfast.  This we found overlooking one of the many marinas. We continued the wandering, viewing the sometimes obscene (in size) super yachts, how the other half love eh?  And people watching ....(many blips).
Continuing on we came to an area called The area that used to be industrial but now has been totally revamped to become a vibrant colourful area used by people of all walks of life, families enjoying the playgrounds and the live music.
The silos have been spruced up with colourful art with words that tell a story. (Blips) Walls of modern colour popping sections. (Blips) the concrete walking areas have been painted with blocks of varying colours (blips)  a market area (oops a couple of purchases) with awnings of colourful strips (blips) ....I could go on, just loved this area and what it had to give.

But, in the end have chosen a cityscape taken with the wide angle lens.

Tash headed back to Timaru after lunch, as Alice and I were in need of refreshments and some relaxation we went looking and found this smart cafe called Movenpick.....fabulous ice cream  yummies.   Now remembering it was only 2 pm, it seemed a good time to get carried away with the menus.....iced mocha accompanied by  tirimusu ice cream with (wait for it) cream brûlée......we're living the life.   Really, we should have walked this off, but opted to catch the ferry to Waiheke Island were we are now for a couple of nights.  

A fabulous 45 minute ride through the harbour and out towards the Hauraki Gulf.  I could see why Auckland is called The City of Sails as the harbour and beyond was littered with yachts of every shape and size.  A brilliant sight.


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