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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Tuesday 31 December 2019

It's nearly the end of 2019

 The skyline of Auckland at night, quite something to behold.

So the motorhome, not bad but we do have one big issue. The bed is a wee bit small, not used to that at all! If one of us moves the other knows about it! I suppose we could at least curl up but that in itself is unpleasant. Two sweaty bodies....you get the picture.

Took the ferry to Auckland city and made our way to the hop on hop off bus. Long long queue greeted us so being the good Brits dutifully joined the end. Then a chap came by asking if anyone held yellow tickets. We did so he did no more than beckon us to the front. Oh my God!!! You would think World War One had set off. The abuse was hurled at us in all directions saying how dare we jump the queue. They soon shut up when we explained we were on a different bus to them!!!

The tour took a couple of hours and we did hop off at several places. One being the Sky Tower and the other Winter Gardens Greenhouses.

View from Sky Tower

We dared make that step onto the glass.

Walking along the outside of the Tower

 Winter Gardens

It's nearly time for the New Year celebrations. The light is fading and loads of people have turned up to get their spot. My next post will be to wish you all a Happy New Year.

Wildlife today,


Tom and Jan said...

Abuse hurled...... Can't have been Kiwi's..... They would have put the boot in as you passed!! :-)

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

I'm sure they would have Tom (: No they were all of the cruise ship Queen Elizabeth!

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