We woke up bright and early on Saturday and headed off to Waiheke Island, where we decided to rent bicycles and cycle around the island.
Another first for me - the last time I was on a bicycle I was probably 10 years old. However, after a shaky start we were all good to go. Except... the island was mostly uphill when we cycled inland and after a while, we were so tired we decided to just push our bikes up the steep inclines. Much easier than riding.
Finally somehow managed to cycle to Cable Bay Vineyard - which had a spectacular view from the restaurant. Luck smiled on us again - I had made the mistake of assuming that Cable Bay was on the mainland and had booked lunch there for Sunday - only to discover it was right here on Waiheke Island!
Me: Is it possible to get a table for 4 today?
Waitress: I'm sorry, we're all booked out.
Me: Ohh...weelll... could you cancel our booking for tomorrow then? I made a huge mistake... I thought this vineyard was on the mainland! Was looking forward to eating here... and we just cycled up that hill..... *sob story continued*
Waitress: Let me see what I can do for you.
2 minutes later, we were seated at a table.
Food was amazing. One of the best meals I've ever had.