To celebrate the Fourth of July, I met up with a fellow American and traveled to Waiheke Island, which is north of Auckland and reachable by a 40-minute ferry ride. It’s a beautiful place, peaceful. We didn’t really have a plan, I just knew I was ready to get away from skyscrapers and busy streets.
My fellow American’s name also is Elise, and she is from Maryland, so she knew about Pennsylvania things like soft pretzels.
Here is a view from the beach by Oneroa. What I thought were rocks were actually piles of seashells.