I've been an uber slacker about posting lately but thats because so many fun things are going on and sitting at my computer writing about them is taking a backseat. Anyways to catch up, waaaaay back in September my dad and I went down to Pier 27 to watch America's Cup races. I know literally nothing about sailing or sailing races but it was a gorgeous day so we couldn't pass it up - plus 'America' is in the name so I had to check it out.
Exploratorium to explain some of the science behind sailing. Fun fact about me (fun being a relative term): in 8th grade we all had to learn how to sail. We studied the history of sailing, the physics of sailing, the vocabulary of sailing, etc. Then on one sunny but cold day we headed down to Rocky Point and set sail in our little sailboats. Yup three 8th graders...alone..in a boat...unsupervised. Surprisingly only two people fell in the water- the rest of us spent most of the time confusing 'port' and 'starboard' and screaming bloody murder while almost tipping over...ahhh the memories.
Fun way to spend the day with my dad- maybe in three years it'll be back?
Right next to the main America's Cup park is a pop-up restaurant and bar on Pier 29 called the Waiheke Island Yacht Club. We ended up having my birthday dinner here and it was amazing- one of the best meals I've had and my whole family enjoyed it. Luckily its still around for a little while longer- they're hoping to extend their stay until the new year so if you're in the area you should definitely check it out.