New Zealanders love their boats, and particularly those who live in Auckland, which is also known as the City of Sails. There are several marinas around the city, and we have some excellent boat builders who are based here. They make huge super yachts for wealthy people who like to sail around the world.
We have many champion sailors who have won medals at the Olympic Games and also world championships. At one time we held the Americas Cup. We contested for it last year, but unfortunately didn’t win.
Below are a few photos taken last year when hubby and I did a day trip from Auckland Harbor up the river to Riverhead.
This is one of the marinas. In the distance you can see the Auckland Harbor bridge.
And this is me with the main city center in the background, including the Sky Tower.
Yachts were even moored in the middle of the river when we cruised up to Riverhead.
I have to admit that although I enjoy day trips on boats and I love cruising, I have no ambition to own a boat or yacht.
What about you?