Kingsgate Hotel Wellington
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SO i was all ready to leave Wellington and set off to Picton, Kaikoura and Christchurch for my next adventure when I realised how daunting the whole thing felt. All it took was my very wise mother to ask "Well why are you leaving then?" to realise i didn't have to leave!
I had spent most of the week recovering from my ridiculous jet lag …
... of the many ridges and allowed awe inspiring views of Mount Doom and Tongariro respectively. With clouds rolling off the summits, deep valleys and clear blue lakes, it was some place to have a picnic. Unfortunately it was also far too cold for out hoodies and knitted jumpers so we grudgingly made the decent to the Emerald Lakes. Back at ground level we decided a spot of lunch was necessary, before another short climb navigating a series of snow laden ...
... of snow. The triple volcanic peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu are grooming themselves for the winter visitors. But we don't have time to wait because it is day five and with four more to go we have to get to Wellington - the 'coolest little capital' according to the guide books. It's a spectacular drive around the lake and we are lucky the weather today is holding. It has been ...
... Street where we finally had dinner and a few drinks. Later everybody wanted to have one more drink in another bar, except for me. I was very tired that night so I suggested that I should go home while the rest will enjoy the last drink, nevertheless, the didnīt let me walk by myself and in the end all of us went home. I felt like I had ruined their plans which wasnīt my intention :(
Day 2: March 30, 2014
We got up quite early in the morning and had ...
... on. Kaikoura means "meal of crayfish" and the town is known for their seafood, in particular the crayfish. This is pretty much a lobster without claws (not a tiny crayfish like we know!) Our driver had told us about this "wine and crayfish tasting evening" we could go to run by a local fisherman crew. Sounded good to me but Lottie gave it a miss as she didn't like seafood. So me and a girl called Michelle went along. Well. There was definitely wine and a taste ...