My sister Veronica moved to Waiheke Island, New Zealand and I have finally got to visit. It is a 40 minute ferry trip from Auckland. It is about 20 km long and described by the Waihike Island website as
a picturesque blend of farmland, forest, beaches, vineyards and olive groves. Waiheke is just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, and has an international reputation for food and arts.
I am now finding out. The view from Veronica’s house is certainly picturesque, looking towards Auckland.
So after the view the food. We had persimmons from the garden for breakfast and then cheese and olives for lunch at the Man O’War winery looking over Man O’War Bay, which was visited by Captain Cook in 1769.
We certainly saw farmland, forests and beaches in fact many beaches.
At Palm Beach, with lots of palms, we met a French woman who was about to get into a canoe, setting up a camera to take underwater photos. She had moved here 17 years previously. She said she spent her afternoons fishing for her dinner. What a life.
Then a walk down the main street of Oneroa.