New Zealand

Walking Around Auckland

I’m still not sleeping well and waking up a lot. The messy girl with ALL of her clothes all over the floor sleeps all day and is out all night. I call her Pig Pen in my mind. There was finally another room available this morning so I’ve moved and will not have to look at Pig Pen’s mess again.

Yesterday, I took the ferry over to Devonport. Located on the southern point of Auckland’s North Shore, Devonport Village is an historic seaside suburb that is made up of 3 volcanic islands ~ Mount Victoria, North Head and the former Mount Cambria. I walked up to the lookouts on Mount Victoria and enjoyed the views and had lunch at Devon On The Wharf ~ the chicken souvlakia was excellent!

I got an All Blacks jersey. Why? Where will I wear it? I’ll need to go to a rugby game at home and wear it. I won’t get to see the All Blacks play here. Sigh πŸ˜”

Today, I headed out and walked 20 km around the waterfront and ended up in Mission Bay at the Oak Barrel Wine House where I had Snapper Ceviche ~ it was delicious!

It was a lovely walk about and I chatted with a number of locals here and there. Auckland reminds me a lot of Victoria, Canada.

I have a dinner date with Craig πŸ˜‰ Look at me go!

Laundry needed to be done because I only have one pair of leggings and well I might have been wearing them for days and days. I don’t think they smelled.

I thought about my Nan most of the day. Thank you for all the messages, texts and emails. Thank you Dawn for the phone call ~ it was so wonderful to hear your voice. Nan’s service will be on Tuesday and my heart will be there with my family. ❀️

Happy Travels πŸ’•
🌏 🍷 πŸ‘ 

6 thoughts on “Walking Around Auckland”

  1. Glad you are enjoying NZ. Sad to hear about you Nan but l’m sure she was pleased to see her grand daughter as an inspired & motivated adventurer. C u next week. Get easy for the penguins, koalas, kangaroos and wallabies!! πŸ˜‰

Have a comment or question for Jackie? Enter it here: