WELCOME TO AUCKLAND, New Zealand - DAY 2
These are the menus from dinner at Waterside.
Our original plan was to have a light dinner in our room so we could attend the Elton John farewell tour. Unfortunately, he got walking Pneumonia on Sunday and had to leave his concert in the middle of it. The hope was he would perform on Tuesday and Thursday as planned. Unfortunately, we were notified he could not perform on Tuesday and it was rescheduled to Wednesday but we won't be in port by concert time. He will be in Sydney when we are there but we think the tickets are all sold out. Oh well. We tried.
As it turned out we learned early this morning that the rescheduled concert for Wednesday and the one for Thursday were both cancelled and would be rescheduled for January of 2021. We won't be there so we will get a full refund for the cancellation.
With the change of evening plans, we decided to dine at Waterside. A couple of food photos.
The first was a freshly baked Lobster Strudel and the second photo is the Broiled Salmon Fillet.
Today ended the third segment of World Cruise 2020 which sailed from Papeete, Tahiti to Auckland, New Zealand and began segment four. Segment four which is our last segment sails from Auckland to Sydney, Australia.
We kept to our regular routine with an early morning workout for Keith and breakfast in our room.
After breakfast we went off the ship into Auckland.
We walked for quite awhile. Our destination was Auckland Domain. The route we took included separate bicycle and pedestrian walkways for much of the walk. We were impressed with this and a nice model for city planning.
Once inside the domain we began on "Lovers Walk" which is a good description of all our walks. We made a right and we were in a lush area with inclines which took us to a higher elevation. Eventually we made it to the Duck Pond and we visited some of the other areas within the domain.
We took a different route back to the City Centre. This included walking on a bridge which crosses the highway. We then walked by other areas. We stopped briefly at a cemetery. While the saying "Rest In Peace" has many connotations one which came to mind was the beautiful setting of the cemetery. We walked by the Auckland Museum as our walk continued.
We got back to Serenity before embarkation began.
We had lunch at Waterside. Can you guess what we had since it was the Embarkation Lunch? Yes, you are correct. Cobb Salad and a Flute of Champagne to toast our love for one another and the start of another leg of the World Cruise.
We stayed on the ship for the rest of the day.
This is the daily Reflections Program.
Anne Marie & Keith