We arrived to an overcast day, unfortunately!
It's a modern city, sort-of with the feel of San Francisco
We visited a truly-incredible museum today.
Our special Virtuoso group visited with us.
New Zealand natives are called Maori.  They arrived in New Zealand from eastern Polynesia.
These are like totem poles.
The world's largest squid was caught in New Zealand!
A quick city shot taken from the museum
Another city shot of Wellington, not too sunny though today
New Zealand has two languages:  English and the Maori language.  A marae is a gated-entrance to a Maori village.  Rongomaraeroa is a special gate created by artists for the museum.  Barack Obama passed through it as part of a cermony in Wellington.
Wood carvings...which I suppose you need to be here to appreciate!
This may be the things that nightmares of made of, but, actually, this is a colorful and pleasant symbol.
Not quite the Seabourn Sojourn, but impressive enough on its own
Making way to our special lunch
We were treated to a special lunch at the home of Ruth Pretty, a New Zealand celebrity chef
Well, it's art!
A special menu for us.
Duck salad to start, followed by New Zealand lamb, and a berry dessert.
I think he's ready to eat
Yes, Mark is hungry too!
Many great catering menus came out of here!
Ralph with one of our fellow passengers
Fresh, New Zealand lamb with beets and vegetables.  It was really, really delicious.
The moment that all were waiting for
Fresh berries in a glaze, with a sorbet.
While we didn't over-eat today (we are trying to control our portions), we ate very well!
Yum?
Catering Kitchen
A babbling brook surrounded our lunch spot.
Ruth does it all!
Wellington - New Zealand
Wellington - New Zealand
Wellington - New Zealand
Day 21 - Wellington, New Zealand
Mark and Ralph Around The World
Author: Mark and Ralph Around The World (ID: 14182)
Posted: 2011-01-27 07:05 GMT+00:00
Mileage: 145.26 km
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Wellington - New Zealand
We arrived to an overcast day, unfortunately!
Wellington - New Zealand
It's a modern city, sort-of with the feel of San Francisco
Te Papa Museum of New Zealand History
We visited a truly-incredible museum today.
Museum
Our special Virtuoso group visited with us.
Our Native Guide
New Zealand natives are called Maori. They arrived in New Zealand from eastern Polynesia.
Maori Gates
These are like totem poles.
World's Largest Squid
The world's largest squid was caught in New Zealand!
Wellington - New Zealand
A quick city shot taken from the museum
Wellington - New Zealand
Another city shot of Wellington, not too sunny though today
Language Lessons, Anyone?
New Zealand has two languages: English and the Maori language. A marae is a gated-entrance to a Maori village. Rongomaraeroa is a special gate created by artists for the museum. Barack Obama passed through it as part of a cermony in Wellington.
Maori Art
Wood carvings...which I suppose you need to be here to appreciate!
Freaky?
This may be the things that nightmares of made of, but, actually, this is a colorful and pleasant symbol.
Maori Wood Warship
Not quite the Seabourn Sojourn, but impressive enough on its own
Ralph on The Bus
Making way to our special lunch
Special Lunch
We were treated to a special lunch at the home of Ruth Pretty, a New Zealand celebrity chef
Not Quite Recycling
Well, it's art!
Our Lunch
A special menu for us.
The Menu
Duck salad to start, followed by New Zealand lamb, and a berry dessert.
Ralph in the Kitchen
I think he's ready to eat
Mark in the Kitchen
Yes, Mark is hungry too!
The Kitchen
Many great catering menus came out of here!
Lunch
Ralph with one of our fellow passengers
The Main Course
Fresh, New Zealand lamb with beets and vegetables. It was really, really delicious.
Dessert Time
The moment that all were waiting for
Dessert Time
Fresh berries in a glaze, with a sorbet.
Mark Enjoyed The Meal
While we didn't over-eat today (we are trying to control our portions), we ate very well!
The Dessert
Yum?
Catering Kitchen
Mark on the Grounds
A babbling brook surrounded our lunch spot.
Ruth Pretty - New Zealand's Celebrity Chef
Ruth does it all!
Wellington - New Zealand
Wellington - New Zealand
Wellington - New Zealand
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