Armchair Travel: Wellington New Zealand

We had one day in Wellington on our cruise to New Zealand. It was a Sunday and the sun was shining. Everyone was out and about enjoying themselves on the waterfront. I really liked Wellington and I wish that I had more time to explore this delightful little city.

One of the old buildings we admired.
The Wellington Museum
The Wellington Museum.

There are many sculptures around the city, even one of rugby players.

Rugby sculpture Wellington
The Rugby sculpture.
Kupe Group Statue, part of the Wellington Sculpture walk.
Kupe Group Statue, part of the Wellington Sculpture walk.
Cable car Wellington NZ
Wellington Cable Car in the upper terminus station.
Sundial, Wellington NZ
Sundial of Human Involvement, Botanical Gardens Wellington

The Sundial of Human Involvement is in the Botanical Gardens. It is really interesting because the shadow of the person observing the sundial becomes the pointer when you stand in the correct position. We tried it and it worked! I also liked the street pianos. Of course, there are street pianos in many cities but these were the first ones I had seen.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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