Wednesday, September 16, 2015

E Noho Rā, South Island NZ


Leaving the South Island via Queen Charlotte Sound, heading for Cook Strait and the North Island (trouble viewing click here).

With eyes accustomed to gazing across sweeping natural vistas, it was a jolt to arrive in Wellington and, ipad at the ready, navigate/drive in traffic to our hotel. We're just around the corner from Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of NZ. The Maori name, enchantingly, means literally "container of treasures" (more here and thanks, Jane, for the link). Tomorrow's visit promises to be exhilarating.

Here's a sample...
Explore the history Ngāti Toa Rangatira, the local iwi (tribe) in the Wellington region and Te Tau Ihu (the top of the South Island). Theirs has been a journey of epic migrations, fierce battles, stunning economic successes -- and dramatic reversals of fortune.

Tonight, bluenose for me (new fish on the list) and a spiky fennel-laced chowder for Art (we are the omega-3 kids). Potatoes fried in duck fat to share. And a glass of sangria. Kia ora, friends...

1 comment:

  1. I notice the sign on the back of the wall, a popular Spanish idiom "Camaron que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente." A shrimp that sleeps is carried away by the current.