Thursday, December 13, 2007
It's Pronounced "Oakland"
It's almost 3PM Thursday, although our bodies think it's sometime (who knows what time) on Wednesday. While you all are enjoying your Wednesday evening, Dec. 12th is a day we skipped right on by. And, now suddenly it's Thursday. That whole International Date Line thing is very strange.
14 or so hours in the air came and went without incident. (Thank you, Qantas!) M slept and P didn't. So, we're quite the jet lagged couple this day. Breakfast was served on the plane at 4AM (Who cares how jet lagged you are, who eats at 4AM?) and we were on the ground shortly after 6AM. After an early check-in we hit the streets, and quickly discovered as long as we were walking we were fine. So, we walked and walked and walked all over Auckland. (That's right, as our driver told us this morning, it is pronounced "oak-land".) We picked up a few geocaches along the way, which brought us to some interesting little spots in the city. (Turns out geocaching is great cure for jet lag!)
Besides being very walkable, Auckland is a lovely harbor city. It reminds us a bit of San Francisco...only warmer and more humid. It's nice.
And, it's mid-afternoon. We've had our nap, and we're feeling human again. Time for more exploring!