Wowed by the Volvo Ocean Race – Auckland

We were fortunate to visit Auckland during the same week that the Volvo Ocean Race was in town.

P1080147Whilst I’m not a seafaring lad, I couldn’t help getting caught up in the excitement that such an event brings to a city.

1.42 million people, or 31% of New Zealand’s population reside in Auckland, and although it’s not the country’s capital, it appears to be the hub of business, nightlife and sport. In addition to the Volvo Ocean Race, the ICC Cricket World Cup is currently being hosted here.

The Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Race) is a yachtΒ race around the world, held every Continue reading