Auckland Harbor Sail
Following the lecture we walked to the Viaduct Basin for a sail in the Waitematā Harbor. The winds were up; the sun was out; the sail was perfect as we sliced through the channel, under the Auckland Bridge and around the volcanic cones. I haven’t been sailing in years. It brought back memories of great times sailing with friends to Cuttyhunk.
My Eden Gardens
Rangitoto Island from the War Memorial
Not to let us get bored or find time to complain, we were immediately bussed off to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The best part of this museum is that it was not completely about War. A good part held a large collection artifacts from the Maori and Pacific Islands. There was an entire carved meeting house built in 1878. The carving ability of the Maori using only stones is most impressive. Some of the totem-like pieces date back to the early 1300s. Lots of water pictures at flickr.