Since writing from Apollo Bay, we have been on the move. We did more bushwalking and a beach hike, drove further west on the Great Coast Road, and finally headed back to Melbourne for our last two days in Australia. From Melbourne we took a three-hour flight to Auckland last Sunday. We are now in Auckland staying with our friends Mike and Liz. Next Monday we return to Vancouver.
Melbourne was an interesting city; lively, great galleries, good tram system, big beach, good restaurants. New Zealand has been wonderful with a good New Year’s Eve at a waterfront restaurant in the city and a day on the water yesterday with Mike, Liz and Liz’s sister and her husband in their boat.
We’ll spend the the rest of time here in and about Auckland.