Rangitoto Island, near Auckland. The final three days of our trip we spent with our friends Mike and Liz sightseeing around Auckland.
We took the ferry to Rangitoto Island, a (dormant) volcanic island and walked up to the top (approximately 45 minutes). This picture is taken from the island and shows Devonport (where we caught the ferry) and Takapuna;in the background, downtown Auckland.
Liz, Inge and Roy at the lookout at the top of Rangitoto. Mike had just bought a new digital camera, the same one that Roy has, so the fine art of digital photography was discussed at length those last few days.
We were trying to get the birds to pose for a picture using muffin crumbs to lure them. The crumbs kept falling between the planks of the lookout, not quite the plan. We didn’t get a good picture, but the attempts provided a good laugh.
Our friends Mike and Liz at the top of Rangitoto.
Our last day in New Zealand: breakfast by the pool, dinner by the pool, good friends and fun…we were going to miss it.
Another breakfast picture including Katie and Phoebe.
Packing the bikes — Getting ready to go. Mike and Roy prepare and wrap the bikes. A few hours later the shuttle took us to the airport.