Quest on Johnston
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... Whakapapa it was still a little cloudy and drizzly but I convinced Jo to go on the ‘ridge walk’ which was only about an hour return journey, but should give us a great view of Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngaruahoe (if the clouds went away). Low and behold the rain stopped and the cloud parted somewhat so we actually managed to see Mt Doom!
... the intricacy of the carvings on the tiki and the jewellery.
The art gallery came next, with more delicate woodwork to admire plus the modern work of visiting artists. I managed to set an alarm off by standing too close to an exhibit - until it sounded, I hadn't even realised there was a line on the floor in ...
... including knowing that Kiwi fruit are really from China and were originally sold as melonettes but changed to kiwi fruit to try and improve their marketing power! Next we headed to the famous little red cable car that trundles up the steep slope at the edge of the city. Having admired the view at the top we took a stroll back down through the very impressive Wellington Botanic Gardens. ...
... used before they built the Wellington Cathedral. It's made of timber with gothic arches.
I met Jamie after work and we went to a San Francisco comedy club on Cuba St. The comedian is kiwi and made funny comparisons between the US and NZ.
9-19 - I spent most the day at the Te Pa pa National Museum. It's along the waterfront just abt 8 minutes from the visitor center. It's huge and houses exhibits and history of NZ.
9-20 - It's Saturday, raining and ...
... a rather friendly blackbird that seemed really rather keen on stealing my Brunch bar! I had rarely seen a blackbird so friendly, it was actually quite endearing. It wasn’t until I’d ventured to the visitor centre that I realised quite what Somes Island’s purpose actually was. In fact I realised that over the years, the island had had many purposes, from being inhabited by Maori to an internment camp during World War II and even an animal quarantine station. ...