In the last day or so, southerly winds have cleared the air over New Zealand providing amazingly clear conditions. Yesterday, we took advantage of it and headed up to Mt. Eden—known in Māori as Maungawhau—which is an extinct volcano smack dab in the middle of Auckland. The view the edge of the crater rim is pretty spectacular.
While we enjoyed perfect blue skies, this would be an impressive lookout in almost any weather condition. If I were staying in Auckland proper for a week, I’d probably make sure to get to the top for at least a few morning and evening opprotunities. If Kiwi Foo leaves me with more than two brain cells to put together when I do get back to Auckland, I may try to get up there again on Monday morning before I fly back to the states.