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.
I have a year to travel starting this summer of 2008. I will start in the United Kingdom, then cross to Ireland. Then I plan to go to Poland and Ukraine. Depending upon the political climate, I may venture into Turkey. In preparation, I have spent many hours reading other peoples' blogs. I wonder how my adventure will unfold?
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