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... And, just to add to it, no beating around the bush here, the weather in Wellington SUCKS! To be fair, Windy Welly's reputation was made known to me before I arrived but honestly, living in the windiest city in the world isn't much fun, especially when you have fine hair.Most people who live here just learn to accept it. The number of times I have gone to work with my hair resembling a dishevelled hay bale however has meant that I will never accept the fact it is windy ...
... but the winds are crazy. I open the door at Glen & Carolyn's to let the dog out for a wee and almost lose my arm.
On Thursday I take the cable car up to the botanic gardens and do a walk around the gardens. The views from the top are great.
On Thursday evening Carolyn's parents arrive and offer to take me out on Friday. We head up Mount Victoria, which also has great views and then over to Shelly beach for lunch with Carolyn's Dad's brother who is on a cruise ...
... ship, which were found during excavations and have been preserved and turned into an exhibit below street level. A few of Wellington's 'cable cars' (buses powered by tram-style electric power lines) drove past us as we walked to the 'i-site' tourist information centre to book our ferry to the South Island tomorrow morning. We have an early start but will make sure we make time to explore Wellington more thoroughly in a few week's time when we return. We replenished our ...
... Story people!), Dad won!
We then did Nemo Sub, Star Wars (one of Corban's favourites), Indiana Jones (Corban's hated this one - of course his parents thought it would be a great developmental opportunity and made him do it....), Maddi saw William and his family from school too!
We had to do the Carousel which was nice, the Jungle Cruise, the Scary Snow White Ride (another Corban favourite - not), Mr Toad ride and after ...
... interesting. We learnt what the Waka chant meant. We didn't have much time in the museum because we had booked to watch the Wellington Phoenix verses Brisbane Roar. It cost just over £15 a ticket each. Noel really enjoyed it. Me and katie were a bit board after the first half. The second half was a bit better as the sun was directly on us and we could top up our tans. Wellington won 3-0. After the game we ...