Auckland Domain and Museum, Sugar & Spice, O'Connell Street Bistro|
After breakfast at Starbucks, we walked to the Auckland Domain and up the Centennial Walk to the
We took in the exhibit on Sir Edmund Hillary, and especially enjoyed the artifacts from his 1953 first ascent of
Mount Everest and the photos of Tenzing Norgay. The museum also had three World War II aircraft: a British Spitfire,
a Japanese Zero, and a German V1 "buzzbomb". After a stop at the Wintergarden to admire the
plants in the Cool House and the Tropical House, we had lunch at Sugar & Spice, and walked back on the "Lover's Walk"
to Albert Park, where the kids climbed on trees and played with sticks.
We ate dinner at the
O'Connell Street Bistro
accompanied by a 1986
Coleraine (cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc) from Hawke's Bay, NZ. The nose was very Spanish to begin with, and the wine
was austere but in good condition. It lacked the fruity fullness of a 1986 Bordeaux, and had the NZ grassy notes.
Ben says 88 points on the RMP scale.
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