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Went on a 4-wheel drive tour today, round the coast from Wellington to see the seals. The drive was fantastic, with the vehicle tipping to angles which you would think would cause it to fall on its side! Going round the coast, we met George the Ostrich, saw some wild horse and I got my first views of South Island hazy in the distance. There were lots of seals on a rocky area by the leaning lighthouse, and we got really close to them. Our driver served up some freshly picked Manuka and Kawakawa Tea, some well known Maori medicinal plants, along with apple and white chocolate muffins. After half an hour watching the seals, we headed back via the devil’s gate, a particularly steep and stony bit of off-road.
In the afternoon I met up with an old acquantance who I haven’t seen in about 16 years! She drove me to the top of Mount Victoria for some breathtaking views over the city, and was able to point out the different areas of Wellington. She then drove me round the spectacular coast road of the Miramar peninsula, and we stopped for afternoon tea at one of the cafes. We had a takeaway curry for dinner, before she kindly drove me back to the hostel, with an offer of a bed if I should pass through again.« Previous post in category · Next post in category »