We have just returned from a fantastic cruise of New Zealand. Both my husband and I have been to New Zealand a number of times and love the place although it has been a long time in between visits when we sat a worked it all out. Approx 20 years for both of us. :-0 We splurged a lot and booked a suite which was very comfortable although I think a balcony cabin will suffice in future. This is our view of Sydney Harbour from our room. We booked this cruise mid 2016 and so the weekend before the cruise and Cyclone Debbie pops up we were constantly watching the weather. Thankfully for us we managed to stay one step in front of her. Debbie didn't hit Cairns but she cause lots of damage in the Whitsundays with her winds and then continued down the coast with flooding, she then travelled all the way to New Zealand and caused flooding in places we had just seen the day before. As it was the plane flight to Sydney to catch the cruise we had to fly out west to fly around her.
This was the weather and view for two sea days.
Spoilt with flash chocolates.
View of the Atrium from our floor level.
Looking back up from floor of Atrium
First stop was Bay of Islands we pulled into Waitangi and tendered to Piahia. We then caught a ferry over to Russell which was New Zealand's first capital. This is the bay in Russell……I think I could happily retire here.
This is a little coffee shop that is attached to the oldest printery of New Zealand. We did a tour of the printery but the photos are still on my husbands camera. All photos I am sharing I took on our tablet…..so lucky you don't have to sit through the other hundreds of photos. :-)
How lucky was I, my husband did't agree. First port of call and find a craft market. Lovely works inside.
Our view for lunch…..again, I could retire here.
Just love this sign with the succulents and rusted iron.
How amazing is this, all the cushions were crossed stitch with a different picture on each. All pews in the church had them.
Christ Church the oldest church in New Zealand.
Thanks for visiting. I have decided to break down the photos into a couple of posts as I wanted to share lots. :-) So more to come tomorrow.