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
Karen for Sunlit Sunday
Judith for Mosaic Monday
Take care and
be kind to one another
Merci à bientôt