Seeport Festival

We had a nice tour of HMNZS Wellington last weekend as part of the Seeport festival down at the Port of Auckland. The Kiwi sailors looked pretty shipshape, but the full beards sported by some of them were jarring to my eyes.

They let us right up onto the bridge, where Lee got to drive…

Back on shore, I got to try out the locomotive training simulator, which was actually pretty fun… I was a little sad about having to push that 10-year-old kid out of the way to get a turn, but he cut in line! (Kidding…)

We also got to see the tugboat race…

and the vintage yacht race…

It was hot hot hot for here, high 80s, part of the hottest January ever, but they had sunscreen stations all over and we survived just fine.

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