Just 10Km out of Auckland, I was stopped by a police road block! This is not so different from home is it? Anyway, the police officer was more interested in testing for drunk drivers, in the morning! I guess some locals here starts their drinking early. He was waving a breathalyzer as he gestured me to stop. He took one look at me and decided that testing me would be a waste of time, he put away the instrument and asked for my driving license instead, it was good thing that I have an international driving permit (the alternative is to get a official translated document on our Malaysian license). The officer looked happy with it and said "Welcome to New Zealand sir and have a great holiday!". No worry officer, I surely will.
|Scenes like this is common theme around Auckland, the city is mostly surrounded by water.|
|I have made it so far without any incidents!|
|The site of redoubt was on a knoll, the highest point in the area that provide a commanding view of Waikato river and area surrounding it.|
|Today, the surrounding area is a beautiful little township.|