The other face of Wellington

The weather started clearing on Wednesday evening and we saw another side to Wellington. We had a meal sitting outside at the waterfront surrounded by locals chatting, drinking, eating in the sunshine. The harbour suddenly looked fabulous and inviting instead of grey and threatening, it was warm; people were smiling instead of hunched against the wind.

There is a lot to like in Wellington. It’s small size makes getting places easy. There are some great bars and restaurants. There’s a quirkiness which in endearing. One of my favourite little things is that many of the traffic lights use Maori figures.

Thursday dawned even more enticing. Clear skies and its a public holiday for Waitangi Day. Wellington’s waterfront stretches for miles as a pedestrian area and there are scooters available to hire using the Uber app. Sadly Jennifer’s cold meant all she wanted to do was sit in a cafe, but I scooted for miles – and what a great way to get about and see things it is.

Eating a French crepe while sitting on the Harbour wall watching the yachts speed past was not a bad way to finish our little Wellington Holiday.

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