Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Memorable day

Last Wednesday afternoon we packed up the car and set sail for Waiheke Island.  This is an island that is a 45 minute ferry ride off to the side of Auckland.  We had one stop which was in Hamilton for night so we could break up the travel.  We spent a lovely night with our cousin Carol ( who is always a laugh!)  Then early Thursday morning - well 6 am we set off to Auckland and although we thought we would get lost we found the ferry terminal 1st pop, so had time to grab a quick bit of breakfast.  The ferry ride went really fast and we soon found ourselves on Waiheke.

 Now the reason for going to Waiheke Island was because my younger brother was getting married!  We had a fantastic time meeting all his friends which where really nice people, we had so many laughs I had to come home to give my ribs a break!!!  This is a great little Island to visit and we even had time to go to a market on Saturday before the wedding.  We also did the tourist thing and drove around the Island.  Waiheke had lots of vineyards and in fact the wedding was at the 'Mudbrick vineyard'.

This is my wee family all dressed and ready to go!

This is the lovely couple, Catherine, my new sister in-law is an awesome lady and makes my brother really happy-what more can a big sister ask for!!

This is a view at sunset from the 'Mudbrick vineyard' on the night of the wedding-
Amazingly beautiful!!!

On our way home through Auckland we discovered a sign with our surname so had to take some photos!!
We had a great five days away and is a holiday with plenty of memories! Although I am really tired and in need of some sleep! Enjoy your Wednesday,


  1. It does look like a beautiful location for a special celebration. Glad you had such a great time.

  2. Great holiday, I have never been, but would like to 'someday' I hope you weren't there when the fires were on?

  3. Your wee family looks really happy and I love the outfit you wore to the wedding. Did you find your dream house on Ussher Place?

  4. Lovely pics Michelle, you all look very smart! Waiheke is on my list of 'one days'.....