Windy Wellington, Gale-ellington

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August 1st 2010
Published: August 2nd 2010
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What's a little gale force winds when the family wants to buy vegetables?
Great weather, just what I expected for Wellington; a gale blowing through this fine Sunday. The winds are not cold, the rain is minimal and I am running around taking photos of 'the ambiance'. Downtown Wellington has good vibe, lots going on Saturday night. I left my luggage at the hotel today and walked to Te Papa, the famous museum. Its open every day and is free. The design and use of space is admirable. Lots to do for young and old, but this Sunday morning it seemed kids day. Perhaps the strong winds brought parents to the museum with lots of space to run around. There are many interactive areas and short videos with displays. I think if you want to come to the museum to feel the culture, come during weekdays.
On the second half of this blog I'll post photos of the ferry trip. It was lovely to sail through and around these sounds/fiords. If you are thinking about taking the ferry between islands, I would suggest leaving the North Island in the morning so you could experience enterring the green tunnels (fiords) and sailing for 45 minutes through and around the bends.

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A plastic ponch and you are set to see the sights.

Wind and waves come to the marina

There were a few joggers and people walking dogs
For you, GarethFor you, Gareth
For you, Gareth

Who knew, eh?

View from hotel window
Museum and MarketMuseum and Market
Museum and Market

In centre of photo
Te Papa MuseumTe Papa Museum
Te Papa Museum

Do you know what the large grey block is for? (front part of museum)
Earthquake ResistantEarthquake Resistant
Earthquake Resistant

To make this museum on the waterfront earthquake resistant.
Outside DisplayOutside Display
Outside Display

This was rattling in the winds
Storm still goingStorm still going
Storm still going

So is vegetable market
Fish and ChipsFish and Chips
Fish and Chips

In brewery restaurant are quite good.

Main street for cafes and pubs

The bus stops are designed to shelter you from the wind

Must get lots of rain here, the way they extend roof over sidewalk

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