Now although I am currently in Taupo, I need to update all you folks at home on my travels in Wellington. Some of you may be aware I was staying with relatives (my mum's brother) and their 4 children, so it certainly made a change from the kids I have normally been hanging round with, but that isn't a bad thing.
Spending time with relatives and being back in a family enviroment made me really appreciate what I have at home, and how I think we all take our family and home for granted. It was amazing having real home cooked meals, packed lunches and a cosy bed to sleep in, with no one else in the room!
I was only in Wellington for a short while but I think I saw as much as you could possibly see. My first day was spent seeing the museums, this included the Te Papa museum; the museum of New Zealand. I personally really enjoyed it, but I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to museums and galleries. I also saw the museum of Wellington, which wasn't quite as big, and didn't include the world's largest squid on public display. But it was still interesting to follow the history of the town I was staying in. Of course I couldn't miss out the thrills and spills of the cable car up to the Botanic Gardens. The views were amazing and the cable car was an experience, as I have never been on one like it before. But of course all of these adventures were a different kind compared to my bungy and skydive.
On the next day my uncle took my open sea kayaking on the roughest stretch of water, but lucky for us it couldn't have been a more perfect day. No rain and the water was nearly flat, so it was an easy ride round the coast to stop for lunch and then to make our way back. The evening concluded with another trip to the Botanic Gardens to see the glowworms that remind me of small, twinkling fairy lights.
My last day was made by visiting the Zealandia wildlift sanctuary. We cheated a little bit before hand by going to the University and seeing the Tuataras that was in a more visible space, out in the Zealandia reserve it is difficult to spot much at all. But it was still an enjoyable walk as the children were able to join us, being a Saturday and all.
Now I am here in Taupo, with very little to do, but it's nice to just relax, as I am on holiday after all. I better wrap this up now as I haven't got long left on my internet timer, so until next time.