Thursday, March 24, 2016

A Little Further South

We Visited Wellington, NZ.
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Wellington is at the southern tip of the North Island.
People said it could be very windy here! I thought, right! How could it be windier than Great Falls where we get the wind blowing off the Rocky Mountain Front! Boy, was I wrong!!! They say you need to hang on to lamp posts sometimes!
When we got off the ship to take our tour the rain was coming down sideways! But, before the bus got going the rain had stopped and it turned into a beautiful day!

St. Paul's cathedral. This church is totally made from wood with beautiful stained glass windows.

It is quite hilly.

We visited the botanical gardens. Specifically, the Lady Norwood Rose gardens.

We got to have a ride down the hill on their cable ,

On top of Mt. Victoria where there is a magnificent 360degree view of the area around Wellington

On top of Mt Victoria is this beautiful artwork commemorating Admiral Byrd and his many trip to the South Pole.

Just a bit British there.

So many bikes!

After our morning tour the bus driver let people off in the central business district. We found a cute cafe for lunch. And we never found anything too expensive in New Zealand. Our dollar went a long way there! We never really found the shops we might find a souvenir or two and took the walk back to the ship. And we found out how windy it was too!

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Lisa said...

I can't wait to see the pics!! The descriptions sound so beautiful!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Tracy said...

I agree with Lisa :)
As for the weather on that happy it turned out nice for you guys :)