Devonport, New Zealand was our first ‘excursion’ on our two-month-long trip ‘down under.’ We were awed by the quaint architecture and the friendly people. What we discovered almost immediately was that people in New Zealand are far more friendly than we tend to be in the US. It’s a sad commentary on our American culture, but it was a common lesson throughout our journey in New Zealand.
Quite honestly, there are plenty of posts on the web about the ‘best things to do’ in Devonport, but we were delighted by walking around town. It was a very warm day, so we did stop and hang out at a local ice cream shop. There was a local theater in the same building, which had a men’s restroom with wall tiles laid out in a diagonal pattern. Can you say vertigo?
This photo was taken off the rear of the ferry on our way back to Auckland. The ferries are built with two front ends so they never have to turn around.