|Picton Castle at Queens Wharf, Auckland|
|Spirit of New Zealand|
|View from RNZN- Wellington|
We had to queue for while, but were able to board the 102 year old ship Europa which won the race. The amount of rigging on these ships is amazing and seeing the crew climbing up them was too (they do wear safety harnesses).
We had planned to go aboard the Spirit of New Zealand, but then Mr J saw the naval boat RNZN- Wellington, so we queued for about an hour to board that. He loved it, he got to try out the high pressure hoses over the harbour and look at the guns and protective clothing. The view from the control room was pretty great too.
Auckland turned on a beautiful day, there were lots of fun activities for kids at The Cloud, everyone was enjoying the glorious weather, the boats and a great start to Labour Weekend.