We were intending to spend 2 days in New Zealand, and then two days in Sydney, but after talking to my friend, Alec Harris, we decided to change our arrangements and travel on to Sydney from Auckland the same day. The people in the Auckland airport were very friendly and helpful, and I enjoyed talking with them. We felt like we had come home, and we were just moving on.
We traveled to Sydney on Emirates Airlines, and ended up at Harbourside Apartments at McMahon Point. We had been upgraded to a large apartment, on the corner, with a spectacular view. We simply did not want to go anywhere, because we were in such a spectacular location. Waking up to the sun at 5:45, swimming in the pool, and taking the ferries was enough to provide a wonderful start to any day.
My friend, Alec and his wife Myrna met us for brunch on Sunday, and took us around to see some of the sights in Sydney. I went to the Prince of Wales Children's Hospital for a visit, as well, and accompanied Alec on his rounds to see his private patients. I learned a lot about anesthesia in my first six months from him, and I very much enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect.