Today is my last full day in Auckland. I’ll hopefully get out and wander a bit more around the downtown today as my hip is slowly healing, and take a few nice pictures to put up here, but for now I’m content eating, reading and relaxing. It’s been a slower start here than I would have preferred or normally experienced when travelling – my injury has really slowed me down to a frustrating crawl. Still, I had set these days in Auckland aside in order to get everything set up that I needed to, and I think I succeeded. I’m ready to move on.
So my first destination won’t be too far away, it’s a place called Waiheke Island (I think it’s pronounced Wa-HEEK-ee). It’s actually only about 30km from Auckland – but it’s by ferry to get there. I’m not sure how long I’ll be on the island – probably a week, but we’ll see how it goes. Specifically, the WWOOFing experience I have set up. I’m going to be staying with my first host family! I don’t honestly know a ton about them, but I don’t believe it’s large scale farming they do, more small homestead style work. But, I’ll see when I get there tomorrow! Either way, I’m excited to be doing something ‘productive’ soon once again.
I’ve heard nothing but good things about Waiheke from those at the hostel that have been – they describe it as peaceful, quiet, friendly and relaxing. That, and a winelover’s haven apparently. I guess I’ll have to start liking wine?
Plus I get to take a ferry ride tomorrow. Yay ferries!