Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand

19 Dec

First stop we take the ferry to Devonport, a quaint seaside village on the north shores. I immediately rechristen it Wallasey as the neighbouring ferry is going to Birkenhead. I can’t help wondering if the person who named it came from Liverpool and was likening the journey to a ferry across the Mersey. Wallasey, sorry Devonport, is a laid back place full of Victorian wooden villas, little shops, galleries and cafe bars. We give the village centre a wide berth and walk along the front in the direction of Cheltenham Beach. We take a detour on route to North Head, an old navy fort on the site of an extinct volcano. We follow the footpath to the summit, which only takes around 15 minutes, and enjoy fine views of Auckland harbour, Rangitoto Island and Cheltenham beach. Periodically we come across old guns and watch towers from when it was an active military installation. Apparently they prepared and trained for an invasion that never came.

Feet, sandals, navy fort, woman,Waitemata Harbour,Auckland,New Zealand

Nice shot, must be wonderful around there!

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5 Responses to “Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand”

  1. meximo70 December 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    nice photo, haven’t been there since 2004. My mother was married just down the hill from there at a ceremony on the beach.

    • toemailer December 20, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      Wow, that is pretty cool, meximo70!

      • meximo70 December 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

        wish i could get there more often! have fun and don’t forget to visit Northland! they are all family

  2. caroline1t December 20, 2012 at 2:46 am #

    So so beautiful! You make me want to just travel and travel and travel!

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