I see nice old buildings. I see modern new buildings. I see construction of an underground railway.
These lamps are spread at even intervals along the waterfront.
Sky Tower dominates the skyline from many angles.
We walked a little way along Quay Street to catch the hop on hop off bus. There are two routes but we only took one route as we wrongly didn't think we would have time to take both. Here is our ship and the beautiful old Customs House.
Up front in the double decker bus.
$2.16 for a litre of petrol in NZ. For you foreign folk who buy cheap petrol, I think that is about $10 per gallon. Correct me if you will.
We left the bus at the top of the Queen Street shopping area. There's that tower again.
Stupid me. I said to R, is that a marriage proposal on the back of the bus?
There was smoke rising form near the orange barriers. It quickly disappeared.
I expect this underground train construction hoarding was just repainted. There weren't many signatures, but there were many people signing the hoarding.
One way to get around.
Is this Finger Wharf in Sydney's Woolloomooloo? No, in Auckland Harbour.
Is this Sydney's Circular Quay? No, the ferry wharves in Auckland and there is a lot of ferry traffic.
New Zealand imports a large number of second hand cars from Japan. It is very expensive in Japan to have an older car, so people get rid of them after a couple of years. The import of them is not allowed in Australia, but is in New Zealand.
I don't think I have mentioned anything about people we connected with at times on the ship, or shown too many ship photos. It was a long three days at sea back to Melbourne, as the ship sailed north to get around the top of NZ, and then south west to get home. I concluded cruising is not for me if you have more that a couple days at sea. I was bored stiff. More in the final NZ Cruise post.