The city is alive but there is no madness as people and cars maneuver streets and crosswalks in a civil manner. No honking horns just an unusual beep and clicking sound when the pedestrian crossing signal is activated. Some intersections offer diagonal as well as normal street crossings.
Here I have my first sample of New Zealand lamb.
I miss out on a tour-guide but save NZ$23 and am rewarded with the same views of the harbor and Auckland City.
With map in hand I begin a self guided walking tour of Devonport heading east along King Edward PDE towards North Head.
On sampling the water it is still a bit frigid and I guess too “brisky” for swimming.