Saturday 5 March 2011

Teams are beginning to arrive in Wellington

The New Zealand and Poland teams arrived in Wellington today. A few of us kiwis arrived really early this morning and spent some of the day walking around the central business district. It is easy walking distance to many of the highlights. I went to the Wellington Gallery then Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Both were good but visitors MUST go and see Te Papa. It is one of New Zealand's most iconic attractions. I particularly enjoyed seeing the massive Brian Brake photography exhibition. Brian was a member of Magnum and is probably New Zealand's most famous photographer.

Walked along the waterfront people watching and came across street dancers, grafitti artists and even some very orderly protesters.

When I went to process my photos I discovered that I'd left my two laptop data sticks at home in Auckland. So I've spent an hour messing about with my iPad transferring images, downloading a picasaweb iPhone application that uploads images and generally having a frustrating time. Using the hotel Internet at $5 for 15 minutes would be like giving in. A call for help on facebook has resulted in Debbie Trotter kindling picking them up on her way through to the airport on Monday - thanks Debbie!

Photos from exploring Wellington (23)...