Day one in New Zealand

What an amazing introduction to New Zealand I had with my host Glen at her lovely home on the beach in Milford, a suburb of Auckland. This is the view from her balcony.

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Just a little bleary eyed but happy to be on the ground again after 17 hours of travel.

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Glen and I took a walk along the beach to a cafe for lunch and saw so many wonderful things.

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Because there are so many small volcanoes in this area the rocks along the beach here are all lava rock.

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Glen and I on her balcony.
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At night I was lulled to sleep by waves crashing on the beach, it was so soothing. In the morning I woke up to this glorious sunrise. That is mount Rangitoto across the harbor, an extinct volcano.

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This sums it up perfectly!

11 Responses to “Day one in New Zealand”

  1. Jeannie says:

    Wow! What a beautiful sunrise and the beach treasures are fantastic. Have fun!

  2. Amo House says:

    Very beautiful. Looking forward to more!!

  3. lyric says:

    Get some sleep – take more pictures! I’m so happy this opportunity came your way!

  4. luanne says:

    It looks beautiful there. Hope you settle into their time zone quickly so you can enjoy every single minute!

  5. Jamie Fingal says:

    Great pictures – you have such an eye for it. Have a tremendous time. Thank you so much for sharing in your adventures.

  6. cindy shake says:

    I feel refreshed just looking at the photos, YOU must feel amazing!! WOW. Please, please post more pictures as your journey unfolds ;o)

  7. Jane LaFazio says:

    wonderful! and inspiring.

  8. Lisa says:

    Beautiful! Have a wonderful time – not sure how you couldn’t!

  9. Gerrie says:

    You are coming back to the states, right? LOL

  10. Rachel says:

    What fun. Thank you so much for the pictures. This is one of my “must see before I die” destinations

  11. Melly Testa says:

    Wow! What fun! You look wonderful.

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