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Feb. 5 – AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

SECOND SEGMENT OF THE WORLD CRUISE

sunny 80 °F

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Today begins Serenity’s “Down Under Discovery”.

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Auckland’s ferry service is quick and reliable. This morning we took a short ride across the water to Devonport.

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Leaving the town behind us, we followed a track that would bring us to the top (we hoped) of Mount Victoria, Devonport’s highest volcanic cone at 283 feet above sea level.

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Hi!

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That’s it – that skinny footpath

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No hand rails!

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We’re up!

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We’ve shown this unique gun in the past – it’s Fort Victoria’s “Disappearing Gun”. It took 110 pounds of black powder to fire a 210 pound shell 5 miles. It was hidden in the pit for reloading.

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Hästa in place

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Stick ‘em up!

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Going down (the easy way this time!)

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Devonport’s waterfront is a favorite escape from the city for Aucklanders.

Posted by Swenigale 14:11 Archived in New Zealand

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