Saturday, February 9, 2013

Wellington - Day 2

A lazy morning for us on February 8...we didn't get out and about until Noon. But we had a good day of sightseeing and yes, more hiking. We walked past this display as we headed toward Mt. Victoria lookout.

We finally found a hobbit hole

The hike was thankfully only 30 minutes but there were plenty of steep hills!

Again, I don't feel like this picture captures how steep these hills really are

A great view as our reward

We then took the Wellington Cable Car to the Botanic Garden

Curious Paul

The astrolab in this dome measured the wobble of the earth's rotation in the 50's

View of Wellington from Botanic Garden

Cabbage Tree - native to New Zealand
Paul allowing Fitz to sniff his hand as Mr. Plimmer looks on disapprovingly

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