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.
New Year’s Eve Dinner. Mike, Inge, Roy, Liz, Jenny