Wellington - red rock walk. Jaine

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April 5th 2007
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The remnants of last nights pizza made a tasy snack on the walk

Wellington - red rock walk. Jaine

 Australasia » New Zealand » North Island » Wellington By jenron
April 5th 2007 Sun shining again so the morning spent on the Red Rock walk along the coast. Nice scenery, but spoilt a bit by the number of macho four-wheel drivers careering past to destroy the peace. After walk followed the bays around to the lovely situated Chocolate Fish Café for lovely coffee and cake. A brief stroll through the busy and unlovely main shopping streets then up in the cable rail car for good views over the city and harbour. A very pleasant stroll back down the hill through the verdant Botanic Gardens back into town. At the base there is an old graveyard where one gravestone sadly records a family which lost five children in 12 days (presumably due to an epedemic) in 1876. We met Alison’s friend Jaine in the evening for a meal and drinks after I had attended a fascinating public talk at the museum given by two forensic scientists - one specialising in ballistics the other in pollens.

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Nothing like a good rock scrambleNothing like a good rock scramble
Nothing like a good rock scramble

These are the red rocks that give the walk its name.
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Wellinton - mountain railway

A short ride to the top of the Botanic Gardens for a lovely view over the capital
Tragic gravestoneTragic gravestone
Tragic gravestone

The tragic story of a family lost in just 12 days.

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