Once we finally got off the ferry yesterday I definitely was not feeling 100%. After checking in quite quickly due to our small bus, we had our free dinner at the hostel. Sadly, this made me feel even more sick and David had to help me finish my 'sausages' and rice.
We went for a walk around to see if I felt better, picking up some ice cream for my dinner on the way. Not the healthiest but definitely made me feel better!
Then whilst David went to watch some exciting cricket (so I'm told) I went to bed early to see if I could get rid of this cough.
This morning we were up at 7am to ensure we weren't late to the British High Commission and we even left the flip flops and shorts at the hostel as we thought these wouldn't be too well received!
We got the bus to the High Commission and when they finally opened (after we had been waiting about 30 minutes) I went in with David, hoping this would be pretty painless. In a brilliant turn of events my luck seemed to have changed and the lady was very impressed that I had all the correct documentation, had already filled in the necessary form for her and had the exact change. She said it would be ready in 2 hours and that she would give me a call. So feeling slightly less stressed we made our way to the Wellington Cable Car in town.
We happened to decide to go on the cable car at the exact same time as a big cruise ship who had just arrived so after having to wait a bit longer than we wanted to, we got on the cable car to take us to the top of the botanical gardens. If I'm honest, it wasn't the most thrilling experience I've had whilst travelling and you could tell why it was so cheap!
With the weather looking ominous, we made our way down the hill, through the botanical gardens, stopping at a brilliant playground on the way.
We then walked along the waterfront, where we even ventured into the most boring sea museum ever, before I got 3 calls from an unknown number which cut out every time I picked up the phone.
I figured it was the British High Commission calling and so we headed back and I got to pick up my temporary passport!!!
After a celebratory photo we got some $5 dominos for lunch and David went off to see the cricket ground whilst I had a rest and did some grocery shopping and washing. Each to their own I guess.
An hour later David still wasn't back, so fearing the worst I texted him to see if he had died on the way, but found out there had just been a cricket match on which distracted him. Just as bad really.
When David finally dragged himself away from the cricket we made our way to the Te Papa museum but I only last about 20 minutes before I felt like I was going to be sick/pass out so I went back to the hostel for a 2 hour nap whilst David continued around the museum.
Once he returned we went to dinner at a restaurant called Crab Shack, giving us a much needed break from eating pizza and bread all day!
I got another early night as I was still feeling awful, but the thought that I will be home in a few days is keeping me going!