Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Honkers-Kiwi-Aussie Tour: Day 8 Auckland, NZ

To Whitcoulls Book Store for a book signing with Bill Bryson. We purchase a copy of his book "Down Under" to read while in Oz. Bryson, a consumate pro who could not have been more charming, signed the book for hubby - a graduate of Durham University of which Bryson in Chancellor.

Met Val a writer/sub-editor at the New Zealand Herald and we enjoy lunch with her at Mecca in Mission Bay. Originally from South Africa, Val shared some interesting insights into life in New Zealand.

To Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter/Underwater World :

Head for the Antarctic Encounter, where you’ll be taken back in time to the life-sized replica hut of intrepid South Pole explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Come out of the hut and into an Antarctic snowcat, where you’re transported to a magical world of snow and ice. Frolicking in the white wilderness is a colony of sub-Antarctic Penguins. From your snowcat, you’ll get a fantastic fish eye view of the birds as they swim underwater.
After your Antarctic encounter; head to the Amazon tank to view the deadly Piranha. Now step onto the moving walkway in the Underwater World, you’ll come face-to-face with a Broadnosed Sevengill Shark, proudly displaying some of the most powerful jaws on the planet.

Lovely diinner at Capri in Mission Bay with charming Willmett(e) relatives Les, Bronwyn, Mary-Anne & David.

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