Then yesterday evening we met up with "Sally's" husband and had a lovely dinner. Overall a really fun day.
This morning, we walked from our hotel to the warf and toured the Auckland Maritime museum. It covers New Zealand maritime history, starting with the migration of the ployniseans (Maori) and the early discoveries by Able Tasman and Captain Cook. It also has displays on the importance of ocean navigation to the history of New Zealand. Of course it would not be complete without a display of the New Zealand Americans cup racing yachts.
This afternoon we flew to Christchurch. We picked up a rental car and successfully navigated from the airport to our B&B. (Remember, they drive on the wrong side of the road here). I have driven in England before, so it is not a new experience, but the last time I did that was over 20 years ago. But I think it is going to be like riding a bicycle, and will become easire tomorrow and over the next few days.
Tomorrow, we are off to Hammicker Springs enroute to Nelson and Able Tasman National Park. It should be fun.
These last two pictures were taken from the Skytower in downtown Auckland. I guess I'm adding them just to prove we are really here! In anycase enjoy the pictures.