We parked the car at Devonport.
As we walked to the ferry we passed a crew of gardeners planting parsley and silverbeet in the public gardens along the street.
We hopped on the ferry and headed for Auckland city.
Gliding passed the lately erected pavilion called "The Cloud".........
we docked in front of the old Customs House in Auckland city.
Immediately, THE IMAGE, bathed in brilliance, welcomed us.
We entered the Wynyard Quarter and crossed the team colours striped walkway heading to the Wynyard Crossing - the bridge perfectly opened for the shot!
The huge two-people sized wooden lounges, waited on the other side for any who were tired and needed a rest.
A coffee and cake at Rush Worths (son-in-law works here).....
then a stroll along the kilometre of low wooden bench seats that perimeter the harbour.
We arrive at stage one of Silo Park in the Wynyard Quarter.
After climbing the 12 metre high, 110 metre long steel gantry, we stand by the swamp grass ponds looking back along the kilometre bench seat walkway.
Wish I could have played on the beautiful shell themed playground.
Into the fish market which is right in the Wynyard Quarter.
A stop for ice cream.
Into "The Cloud" , under the clouds - at the other end of the Wynyard Quarter.
After a free bus trip out of the Wynyard Quarter up Queens Street, we walked up Wellersley Street towards the art gallery and found the Keruru sculpture. The Auckland Art Gallery reopened last weekend after a revamp.
"Red" by Choi Jeong Hwe, greets us at the entrance to the art gallery
I love the soft reflections in the water pool underneath.
We slipped back past "The Cloud" on the ferry, ready to go home.
THISWEEKWITHTHEKIDS ~ I guess most Kiwis and visitors to NZ will be heavily involved in rugby and enjoying our beautiful cities in Aotearoa ~ The Land of the Long White Cloud.