I can’t believe we’re already here, but the day has come.
There isn’t much to Auckland so we spent our last day at Waiheke Island.
We took the 10:00am ferry ride to the island and got a mini tour of the beaches before stopping at a winery for breakfast wine.
We continued to olive oil tasting and another vineyard for tastings. The second vineyard did a good pairing with the wine. We had a curry soup, salmon mousse, a meat roll, and this phenomenal chocolate brownie. I loved the brownie so much I bought two on the way out.
We had a long lunch break so we could explore the town on the beach, but we happened to be there the coldest day of the year. It was only around 50 degrees (which is still warm for winter), but we weren’t prepared for it so it still felt frigid.
That night was out farewell dinner. I didn’t make any significant, life-long friendships on the trip so I didn’t find it all that sad like I have in the past. I had Mac and cheese balls, followed by fish and chips, and then a brownie for dessert. The food was alright. Sydney’s farewell meal was significantly better.
I’ve had a blast on this tour but I’m ready to go home and see my kitty and cuddle with David angling with sleep in my own bed.