The Big Auckland – Final Chapter – Parnell and The Bays

Fountain Mission Bay AucklandLife quietened down with my two children headed back way down South. We stayed on at Ambury Farm Park in Mangere Bridge for a few more days, catching up with things. Wyn spotted something about a French theme street day in Remuera on the following Saturday so we headed on over to see what it was about. Crikey there is money evident everywhere you turn in Remuera. Even the little dogs look classy. More poodles than you could throw a stick at. (And maybe more spent in a week on their grooming than I allow myself for a year?)

Remuera French Street Day Auckland

Remuera French Street Day Auckland.  Spot the non-European built car

Remuera French Street Day Auckland

Remuera French Street Day Auckland

Remuera French Street Day Auckland

Remuera French Street Day Auckland. A real accordianist and a real marionette one

We’d been hoping for French pastries but these were a bit thin on the street in Remuera. So we moved on to Parnell to check out their weekly French market. This was the real deal. Platoons of pasties. Companies of croissants. Battalions of baguettes. Far too much yummy food things. Yum. Yum yum yum. It would have been wrong to have not tried a few. How else could we have reported how yummy they really were?

Parnell French Market Auckland

Parnell French Market Auckland – where to begin?

Parnell French Market Auckland

Parnell French Market Auckland – should we start here?

Parnell French Market Auckland

Parnell French Market Auckland – we started here

Parnell French Market Auckland

Parnell French Market Auckland – it took a while for it to dawn on me that this is dog food. 
“Popeye Swirls – For making big strong dogs. Contains: Yeast, cheese, spinach, whey protein powder, canola oil, eggs, tomatoes, vitamin mix, meat meal, oats and wholemeal flower.”
“Minty Kisses – Dehydrated chicken neck wrapped in pastry made with mint, parsley and fennel seeds. Gives the teeth a good cleaning and the herbs see to the tummy and breath. “

 

Parnell French Market Auckland

Parnell French Market Auckland – Wyn wondering which way to turn

We followed up with a wander around the well-maintained streets of Parnell. Checking out all the well-maintained villas. Avoiding the well-maintained cafes.

Early Parnell House Auckland

Early Parnell House Auckland

Parnell Villa Auckland

Typical Parnell Villa Auckland typically tidy

Auckland War Memorial Museum from Parnell

Auckland War Memorial Museum from Parnell

We were close enough to The Bays and decided to have a drive-around. So did a fair proportion of Aucklanders by the looks. We fluked a park at Mission Bay and enjoyed a walk around the beach and park. It was a gorgeous afternoon and everyone was making the most of it.  So did we.

Mission Bay Auckland

Mission Bay Auckland

Mission Bay Auckland

North Head across the Waitemata Harbour from Mission Bay Auckland. North Shore in the distance and beyond that it was hailing on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula

Mission Bay Auckland

Fountain in the park at Mission Bay Auckland – Rangitoto in the distance

Mission Bay Auckland

Mission Bay Auckland

Gallery of photos – Auckland City July 2013

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2 Responses to The Big Auckland – Final Chapter – Parnell and The Bays

  1. Wendy says:

    what it is to be semi retired, even in Auckland, lovely photos thank you, really enjoying them

    • Ross says:

      Thanks Wendy, it’s always good to know what people make of my photos. And yeah, we are very very lucky to be able to enjoy these places.

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