Tag Archives: Auckland

Monochrome Madness — Country Theme

Leanne Cole’s suggested theme for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge is “Country.” For my entry I decided to combine two meanings of the word. According to Wikipedia, “A country is a region that is identified as a distinct entity in … Continue reading

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MM 2-19: View from the Devonport Ferry

We flew directly from San Francisco to Auckland in April, 2011 and arrived at our hotel far too early in the morning for our rooms to be ready. So we stashed our luggage, caught the ferry to Devonport and walked … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting on Waiheke

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New Zealanders are very proud of their young wine industry and vineyards have sprouted up all over the country — in the Otago Valley near Queenstown way down in the South Island (where we end up our New Zealand tour), … Continue reading

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Looking at or from Auckland’s Sky Tower

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OK, here’s my quiz for the day: What is the tallest structure in all of New Zealand? And for a bonus point, what is the tallest structure in the entire southern hemisphere? The answer, my friends, to both questions is … Continue reading

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Our First Day in New Zealand

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We left San Francisco at 10 o’clock Sunday night, April 17th, and were on an Air New Zealand non-stop 12 hour flight to Auckland. We passed the International Date Line while we were snoring and they woke us up at … Continue reading

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