Settlers Motor Lodge
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Well the day has finally arrived to head off on Goz's 60th birthday adventure, no more sleeps. The boys were dropped off at the kennels yesterday, packing finished late last night and we are off to the airport for our 9.40am departure, look out London here we come. ...
... Feelings about rugby are apparently so strong in NZ that
a devastating international loss by the All Blacks can tank the economy for a
spell and potentially even bring down the government.
One of my favorite stories so far came from the mate on the
water taxi we took with our mountain bikes to access the portion of the Queen
Charlotte Sound track we rode. Talking to a German kid who was planning to fly
the short distance across Marlboro ...
So obviously when in Wellington you have to go on the cable car so that's what I did first and then wandered around the botanical gardens at the top. I was heading back in the evening anyway so didn't stay that long. Saw some installations and sculptures, and at the top also got the classic shot of the cable car and the city, of course. Had to get that. Next I took the bus to Zealandia, which I was expecting to be more like ...
... appropriate in the circumstances. I find the architecture monolithic, an effect exacerbated by the use of a brownish stone effect. Also the legislators of NZ don't seem to too worried that their NZ flag is completely wrapped around their flagpole, which doesn't present a good example to the world.
We make our way to our second objective, after a light lunch, the Te Papa Tongarewa, or Museum of New Zealand. This wins awards for its interactive exhibits, ...
... We wonder if his third tree has fallen over. Anyway it was an experience, and one that we had the last time we were in Wellington a few years ago. This one was stronger. This morning we left our fabulous hostel in Plimmerton after taking a walk along the wharf at the Sailing Club. It was so nice in our bedroom and the view was so good that we were awake at 6am to make the most of it. Our drive to Wellington was about an hour and Helen navigated her ...