James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
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Today we chilled out on bank holiday Monday in Wellington. A beautiful sunny day in New Zealand. The sun shone, not a cloud in the sky. We went for a stroll along the harbour, kayaks were simmering on the waters. Everyone was out enjoying the sunshine some sat on the wall, some treated themselves to ice cream. We just sat and watched the world go by with our ...
... and sport and concert venues, and New Zealand's excellent national museum, Te Papa. Hills rise virtually from the water's edge, and Mt. Victoria -- which we ran up twice -- has a terrific view of the metro area.
When we weren't working, we had good food and beer, saw great Maori art in the museum, saw a good band, and browsed through markets and shops. Our hotel even had an inexpensive poached eggs on toast breakfast, which was a nice change from New ...
It was another early start for us to begin our journey to River Valley, and after our 5.30 wake up at huge walk the day before we hardly felt rested. On the way to River Valley we stopped at another waterfall this one that we could jump off - it was only about 7-8 metres high but my legs were so stiff and painful from the walk I decided not to do it, something I regretted as it looked great fun! After that we were on our way to ...
... have already named a Theatre after me. For a relatively small city there seem to be a lot of theatres in Wellington.
We come across a row of stalls selling street food from all over the world. A lot of it looks pretty good. In the distance I hear the unmistakable sound of applause for a street juggler. There is something unique about the applause for street entertainers. It is probably because on the one hand the audience is applauding ...
... was walking up Cuba Street - one of the main bar / food streets in Welly. Just as I was thinking there wasn't many places around I noticed a street sign, and yes you've guessed the end of this - I was on a completely different street. At least I was going in the right direction. The 6th February is a bank holiday in NZ for Waitangi Day, to celebrate the signing of the treaty with the UK, so Gill and Johnny didn't need to worry about work the next day. We went to a pub quiz - but ...