This is a catch-up blog entry. I’ve been extremely nervous about driving on the left hand side of the road. I’ve made a few short trips around the block near Peter and Gee’s house in Manly. The traffic in this area is generally very busy especially on Whangaparaoa road which you must travel to go anywhere useful. I decided to wait until Christmas morning to make a further plunge because I figured traffic on Christmas morning should be very light. I woke up about 6:30am, looked out the window at a short section of Whangaparaoa road that I can see from the house and noted it was almost empty. On the other hand I still felt pretty tired so went back to bed for another half hour. I knew Tui wanted to sleep more but woke her up enough to say that I would drive down to the Gulf Harbour ferry pier and call her from there.
The road was almost empty and I felt pretty good, driving on the left. It wasn’t long before I was safely at Gulf Harbour feeling very good about my stupid little adventure. I called Tui and said I would be back to pick her up to go to Shakespeare park. This park covers the whole end of this little peninsula and we’ve been wanting to check it out for a while.
I went back and picked Tui up and we set out for the park. The traffic was increasing a bit but still wasn’t bad. The only aspect of driving on the left was turning and going through round-abouts.
When we arrived at the park we weren’t sure where to go so we stopped at a little lot by the water at the very beginning of the park. We hung out there a little with some Chinese tourists.