Captain Ryan showed interest in what we were doing down in the conference room He visited a couple of times, and even casted his vote for the best quilt in the challenge.
We sailed into Auckland harbour at around 5.30am - not many cruisers up on deck for this, though I wouldn't miss it. Come hail rain, or shine, I'm always a keen onlooker when the ships sails in and out of new and interesting places.
While in Auckland we caught the ferry across to Devenport to visit Cushla's patchwork shop (a great shop. We passed the knitted poles on the way.
Even Kung Fu Panda was wearing patchwork shorts. He also visited us in the sewing room - had difficulty getting through the door, but with a bit of push and a squeeze he managed it.
The weather was mostly good (and calm) though day seemed to turn into night as we sailed out of Wellington.