Back in Windy Wellington! But yet again, the luck is with us and it’s not windy, it’s not raining, it’s not cold and miserable, it’s beautiful. I have a feeling Wellington is trying to con us – every time we come here, the weather is gorgeous and everyone says, ‘It’s not normally like this’… au contraire mes amies! 🙂
Most of our group went off on a LoTR tour today to see various places where the LoTR movies were filmed and to check out the Weta Workshop where Peter Jackson and his flunkies work their movie magic.
While Mr K and I did a bit of shopping and head over to Te Papa – we always go over to the Te Papa museum when we are in Wellington, they must have an excellent curatorial staff, as they always have interesting international exhibitions on and they have an excellent gift shop full of unique and local fine art and craft work. Though having said that the gift shop seems to have emptied somewhat since last time we were here – less books or something?
After pottering around the museum a bit, we went for a stroll down the boardwalk to meet up with Taxi B and his partner for lunch. As it turns out some work contacts of Mr K’s were on the same ship as we were – total coincidence. There are 24 of us and they were travelling in a group of 8 or 9 I believe? Anyway, we were catching up with them both for lunch along the waterfront. As the fates would have it, our idiot Premier (god bless his unholy corporately supplied socks) had just that morning called an election, and our lunch suddenly turned from travel and cruise holidays to work. Oh dear… possibly my fault too. Nevermind.
Back on board this afternoon relatively early so we could hit those bucket beers one more time! Can’t remember who was on the deck on the big screen… could have been Billy Joel? I dunno. Couple of Mai Tais and I don’t care.