Posted from Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

On Monday morning I met Brigette and she drove me about 40 minutes west of Auckland (actually the other side of the North Island)  to a huge regional park. She really wanted to make sure I saw the beauty of Auckland (and not just the city). We spent the entire day going on hikes. The views were phenomenal. High above the ocean, along the beaches, and waterfalls. She told me about the trees and the history of the place. We had a nice lunch and kept going. We went from place to place going on short hikes. We left at 9 and I didn’t get home until 6.                   

What an amazing day and an amazing coincidence that made it happen. It was a wonderful last full day in New Zealand.