Yesterday morning I Skyped with my sister. She asked “So what are you going to do today?”
“Well, it’s Auckland Anniversary Day,” I replied. “So I’m going to find out what that means….”
I didn’t do extensive research, but I checked out Wikipedia. Apparently every province in NZ has a holiday for it’s Anniversary Day. Auckland Anniversary Day is the anniversary of the day the eventual first governor of Auckland arrived in the area.
…Woo hoo!! Let’s celebrate!
I went on a run with my friend (yup, a new friend!) Ana. It was a beautiful morning around the Orakei Basin. Check out these beautiful water birds perched for the viewing.
Later in the morning I rode by bike down to the beach. I am so glad I brought my bike with me to NZ. There will be a future blog post about that. This was the scene from the water (this is crowded for NZ beaches):
There was a big regatta (Wikipedia says the world’s largest) and an air show. I didn’t make it in time for the regatta but I did take a picture of some sailboats.
I didn’t get a good picture to show just how many vendors were at the Craft Market, but I did make sure to take photos of some of the “fun” stuff:
The line for American hot dogs interested me as well:
Before biking home I did a bit of reading and people-watching on the beach. Seemed like a good thing to do when in NZ on a holiday.
Now that I know what you are, Auckland Anniversary Day, I think I like you.