And happy birthday Mumsie!! Alison treated us to a royal breakfast of cereal and yoghurt followed by fried egg on toast, sausages, tomato and mushrooms for breakfast! Think we might extend our stay in Auckland and linger around Mellons Bay Road a bit :) Left around 9 am to catch the ferry from Half Moon Bay to the CBD. I had no idea such an option was available - who would have thought that the waterways were an available transport option, but it makes sense!! I was relieved to be off the hook for the drive into town to see the Sky Tower. Instead, a 35 minute sailing brought us to the lower end of Queen Street, from where we walked the few blocks to Sky City. Mom simply refused to go up (Nick and I had been texting during the morning and he said to tell Mom that there would be dire consequences if she didn't go up...her reply was that there would be dire consequences if she did!). This was really another highlight for Dad though and his main reason for seeing Auckland. We fell right into the marketing ploy of the 'free demo' photo with the green screen background - I think Dad will have much amusement in showing it off when they return to SA.