|Setting off from Auckland|
|Rangitoto Island (shield cone volcano)|
The pies here, however, consisted of a blend of meats and veggies (mine was chicken & leeks, Michele had steak & kidney) in a delicately flavored sauce very unlike the salty gravies we're accustomed to, baked in a porcelain boat with a top made of filo dough, crisped to a perfect brown. The French fries accompanying our pies were perfectly cooked, but paled in comparison to the main course. Pot pies on steroids!
|Near Cable Bay|
|Return to Auckland|
Zipped on back to Matiata Harbor, dropped off the scooters, and caught the 4 PM ferry back to Auckland, with a detour to Devonshire wharf along the way, so we got a bit of a bonus sightseeing there. Walked back to our apartment and relaxed for a bit with a few appetizers, then went to the grocery store down the road for a few necessities, and had a light dinner of baguettes, brie, a Kapiti emmenthal, olives, tomatoes, cold pizza and a Fruju lemon and grapefruit popsicle to finish it all off.
Bon appetite, y'all.