With a resounding hiss, crackle and boom, the night atop the Sky Tower in Skycity, Auckland lit up in a brilliant display of colours at the stroke of midnight, heralding in the new year. Wheeeeeeeee............! Boooooooom...........!
At the same time, several ships at the nearby harbour began their cacophony of sirens at various pitches. Ouch!
We had arrived barely five minutes before the fireworks began. Just in time! It was crazy trying to find a park around the area for we were among many who had made their way to the city to watch the fireworks display. Or maybe some of them had been celebrating since earlier in the evening.
This is our twelfth year in Auckland, and the first time we welcomed the new year in the city. Well, there's always the first time for everything!
BOOOOOM.......! Happy New Year 2013, everyone! May 2013 be a fantastic and wonderful year for all!