Saturday, 14 March 2015

Summer Waterfront Fences



This has been the best summer we've had in years
in New Zealand.
It's like those endless summers
I remember from my childhood.


Auckland is surrounded by water as it sits
on a narrow isthmus between two seas
the Pacific Ocean and 
the Tasman Sea...
hence our focus on boats and yachting


In downtown Auckland Viaduct Harbour is a pedestrian bridge
from the city side to the lively Wynyard Quarter
which is full of restaurants, bars and interesting boats.
Fishing boats come in here with their
daily catch to supply the Fish Market.


The Wynyard Viaduct bridge opens to let
boats come and go.
Overseas boats are moored in this safe haven
and one of our favourite walks in the weekends
is to see what new boats have arrived!

Auckland is currently hosting
the 2015 Volvo Yacht Race boats.
The Viaduct Harbour has been bustling with street entertainment,
making it a fun place to visit.

At 2pm on Monday the race boats leave us
for the next leg of their journey to Itajaí, Brazil.


Wishing all the crews a Bon Voyage and safe arrival in Brazil!



I'm joining Theresa for Good Fences
and
 Karen for Sunlit Sunday
and
Judith for Mosaic Monday

Take care and
be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt

Shane






37 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful pics of the Harbor Shane. The boats are gorgeous. Oh I cannot wait for us to have our summer in a few months. Loved seeing those blue skies in your pictures. Have a great week end.
Kris

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful seaside scenes! i love the one of the bridge opening up! gorgeous! thanks for linking in, shane! :)

Rosemary said...

It all looks idyllic - hope that your wonderful summer will decide to stay good when it arrives in the northern hemisphere.
The colours on the Wynyard Viaduct photo are magical.

Consider It All Joy said...

There is just something deep inside me that longs for the ocean life. Beautiful photos Shane! Even with all of the development around, the sea is just gorgeous! Blessings, Cindy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos - thanks for sharing! Looks like a great place to just sit and watch the boats go by.
Hope we have a nice Summer this year, as Winter has been so bad.
Enjoy the weekend!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So that's what summer looks like? It's been so long I've forgotten....

Lorrie said...

Beautiful seaside photos, Shane. My husband likes wandering through marinas looking at boats, too. I like taking my camera along so I can take photos. That way we're both happy!

Seawashed Living said...

It is beautiful. Your Country is a dream. ThePacific Ocean is my favorite body of water. Enjoy the races!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Aren't you lucky to have had such a wonderful summer? We have had the coldest winter ever here...lol....I can't wait for a bit of your good weather.

Those are all gorgeous pictures. xo Diana

Pauline Woodcock said...

Great to see another contributor from Kiwiland. Love your photos of the harbour. I somehow think the start of the Volvo might be delayed. I look forward to more photos from Auckland.

Patricia said...

That looks like a nice place to check out, next time we are in town, Shane.
Your weather really is picture perfect.
Happy weekend! xx

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
So happy with you for reading that it has been one of the best summers you've had in years! It only adds to happiness, the more because of fond childhood memories.
Lovely waterside photos and especially that pedestrian bridge is beautiful as is the open bridge.
Hugs for a lovely weekend!
Mariette

Susan Heather said...

I was saying only yesterday that I would like to have a break in Auckland and do both the walk by the harbour and the coast to coast.

Hasn't summer been idyllic. I just hope that Pam keeps her distance.

What hotel is that it looks so peaceful?

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Donna said...

Beautiful scenes of a fabulous city!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Looking forward to warmer weather here; it's been a very cold winter. I'm sending your magazines today!

Claudia said...

Dear Shane,
thank you for those wonderful summer pictures! What a beautiful place!
Happy weekend to you,
love and hugs
Claudia xo

Madeline's Album said...

Enjoyed this post. I will be so glad when summer gets here to our part of the world. Your photos are great. Have blessed day. Madeline

Radka said...

Lovely pictures, Shane :-)
I do hope we also have a good summer this year...
xx

Linda Kunsman said...

oh what glorious scenery Shane! Glad you are enjoying such a fabulous summer-and thanks for warming up my damp, cool and rainy day!

Janneke said...

Beautiful pictures of Auckland harbour and seaside. So nice you had a glorious summer, I hope we get that too in the coming months.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Shane,

Haven't we been having the most amazing summer and as you said how we remember from our childhood days.
Your photos are wonderful and it is lovely down near the water.
Enjoy your Sunday
Hugs
Carolyn

Rhonda said...

I would love to visit your Auckland. Such beauty and tranquility. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Dear Shane.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

You live in such a beautiful place - simply stunning! And how lucky to have such beautiful summers!
I've finally made it here, phew...sorry it took me so long! lol. And guess what arrived on my door step? Yep, a WONDERFUL package, full of AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL things!!! Thank you so much lovely Shane and I will email you some piccies soon xx

CatTales said...

Thank you for sharing the beauty surrounding you. It would be fascinating to see all the different boats. Thanks for your visit and I am following you, too!

Pamela Gordon said...

It is beautiful there Shane! Wonderful photos of the harbour and boat docks. It would be fun to see those boats leave on Monday. Such a long journey they're on. Have a wonderful week! Pam

Snap said...

Wow! Shane! This looks like a dreamland. Beautiful seaside photos. So pretty!

Selma from eclectichomelife.blogspot.com said...

I want to jump right into your photographs! Although, we can feel Spring is just around the corner here.

Felicia said...

beautiful views of your hometown.

Mizumatte said...

thanks for sharing those lovely pictures of your hometown. it´s good you have a real summer, I really hope we in the northern side of the globe will have a great summer too. The spring is so far very sunny. take care Jaana

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

When I see such pretty blue skies and water along with your comment of a great summer, it's nice to know someone is content with their weather.
I look forward to appreciating what our coming summer has to offer.
Thanks for linking to MM Shane.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It sure looks beautiful...in every direction that you look. We may be headed for a long summer. It's gotten hot early here in Florida, but I'm not complaining. I love it! Sweet hugs, Diane

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Beautiful waterfront shots....

Linda H said...

Oh Shane, those views are so beautiful. I dream of someday visiting NZ and Australia... I do love cities on the water, waterfront areas are always so interesting, with lots to see and do...

Sheila said...

I enjoyed those gorgeous photos of Auckland. It must be lovely to live close to a vibrant and modern city. Thank you for the mini tour.

~*~Patty S said...

Hope you are having an extended birthday celebration too dear ♥Shane♥
Happy Happy Birthday to you...
oxo

Vee said...

That is wonderful! I hope that your autumn is every bit as magical...Narnia magical.

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