Today has proved i am way too old to stay up all night.

My flight arrived in Auckland at 5.45 in the morning and i was at the hotel by 7.15.

Our room is on the 12th floor and the balcony has a sweeping panoramic view of Rangitoto Island (only there is a big building next door which interrupts the panorama somewhat.

After a hot shower and a wander around the gym it was off to find coffee and breakfast.

There was a king tide forecast for between 8 and 9 am so i wandered down to the beach to see the water much higher than i had seen it before.

A wander around Lake Pupeke and then it was back to the hotel for an after lunch nap.