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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.

Auckland Harbor Bridge Boats

This is one of the marinas. In the distance you can see the Auckland Harbor bridge.

Auckland Harbor Bridge


Shelley CBD Sky Tower

And this is me with the main city center in the background, including the Sky Tower.

Trip to Riverhead

Yachts were even moored in the middle of the river when we cruised up to Riverhead.

Unattended Children

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?


  1. Heather

    Though I have never learned to sail, I do love boats, large or small. Would love to take a cruise (or three) some day. Thanks for visiting today!

    • Shelley Munro

      Hubby and I love cruising. We find it very relaxing, and the ships always stop in at interesting places. I highly recommend cruising.

  2. A. Catherine Noon

    Wow, what a beautiful place! And it’s fun getting to see you in the picture. ~waves~

    • Shelley Munro

      LOL – I end up in some pictures :)

  3. anna@herding cats & burning soup

    That 3rd picture is so neat with them all lined up like that. I’m not big into boats since the water is way too close to nature but I like looking at em :)

    • Shelley Munro

      LOL – a city girl, huh?

  4. Sophie Duncan

    One of my friend’s partners makes smart technology for big expensive boats, so he gets to jet around the world for different contracts – not sure if he’s ever made it to new Zealand though.

    I know very little about sailing, but I’d like to give it a try at some point :)
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  5. Sandra Cox

    Loved the ‘children’ sign:)
    Congrats on your book in print;)

  6. Mary Kirkland

    I wouldn’t want a boat either. Not really big on being out on the water even thought I love looking at pictures of it.