I'm at an internet cafe on my way out to eat and wanted to say "hi". The trip to Wellington has been good. Today I finally had beautiful weather (it had been POURING RAIN for two days - nonstop), and I took full advantage of it by spending the day in the Otari-Wilton Bush. Wonderful trails and spectacular views within a few kilometers of the city center! I hiked for about four hours. Sorry I can't post the images yet, I don't have the cable for my camera along for the trip. Later though.
It might be the fact that it is finally not raining, or the fact that I got to go out onto a trail, or maybe just the city itself, but today I felt like we could enjoy living here. Wellington is beautiful. There are people (other than tourists) walking the streets, drivers are curteous(!), there are cafes, pubs, museums, arts, the ocean, the mountains, and the knowledge that the South Island is just a ferry ride away.... It isn't a huge city, but it's got spunk. The roads are CRAZY! In a very sick way, I am enjoying driving them - it's a good challenge. Thank God for automatics though!!!
The drive here would have been beautiful had I not sat in a perpetual cloud of rain. Hopefully on my way home tomorrow the Desert Road will be sunny... I'd love to see the views. There was a sign for wild horses crossing the road at one point...... I think I might take off into the desert it I got to see that!!
Anyway - just a quick hi - I'm almost out of time here. Be well my friends! I hope to be online soon.