After a solid twenty-four hours of being on Dreamliners (only remarkable by the amount I dozed), I was back in NZ & it was hot and sunny. I’d planned a few days in Auckland to try & recover from the exhausting trip and the horrible cold I’d been fighting for a week, and to spend time with good friends.
So that was pretty much what I did – although regular sleep patterns did take a while to resume, not helped by being playfully attacked in the middle of the night by Monkey. Unfortunately, Monkey, a very lovely cat, met his demise later in the week coming off second best against a car – nothing to do with him keeping me awake I must add.
Thanks to all those who took the time to see me, or fed me, or both.
Rangitoto Island from Mount Eden.
Slight sugar overload at Little & Friday.
Edison enjoyed it at least.
The rest of the morning was spent on the beach & hills of Devonport.
The pohutukawas are flowering early this year – hopefully the sign of a good summer to come.
Before long my short stay in Auckland was over & I was on one of these black planes winging my way south to be reunited with my family.