Last weekend we had this annual event called the Auckland Seafood Festival. Fairly self-explanatory, you pay your entry fee to go in, and get to sample lots of different types of seafood. You can also pay a bit extra for a proper sit down meal in the nice ambience you always find in Auckland around January… when it’s not raining.
OK so Auckland Seafood Festival tickets weren’t that expensive. But I was unorganised and taking a baby in a pram to a festival full of people didn’t sound too appealing (seemed a bit stressful in my head anyway). Instead, I took the wife, child and parents, who happened to be visiting in the weekend, to the Auckland Fish Market. I’d actually never been before and boy, does it have a happy vibe! I don’t know how I’ve missed out on this, having been a local for almost 10 years now. And I used to live in the CBD too!
Anyways, since seafood is the theme of the festival, this post’s theme shall be food… glorious seafood.
This time I am trying to concentrate more on textures on my composition. Feel the slimy freshness coming out of the photograph! Well hopefully anyway. Let me know what you think!
All in all, I definitely recommend the Auckland Fish Market. Lots of food stalls, live music in the weekend, various groceries (even if a little overpriced). It’s a nice place for a relaxed cup of coffee on a Saturday morning before checking out the Wynyard Quarter (more on this next time…).