Wellington, NZ – Thursday, Feb 6th, 2014

My arms are very sore today but I still have things to visit in Wellington.  I first move rooms at the hostel then go to I Site to get a refund on Cambridge Hotel.  They have no problem refunding after they call to confirm Cambridge Hotel was ok with the cancellation.  The hotel had already booked the room.  I then go to the Museum of Wellington City and Sea.  It’s a museum with the history of Wellington and the native Maori people.  It is accessible through the wharf entrance and has an elevator to all levels with an accessible bathroom.

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Next is the Ta Papa Museum.  A huge museum with 6 floors and at least 10 different exhibits going on.  It was packed today because it’s holiday, Waitangi Day.  The entire wharf was packed with a big festival.  The museum is very accessible with elevators and accessible bathrooms.

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I then go out to wheel around visiting Clyde Quay Wharf, Midland Park and Jervois Quay.  The wharf area is flat with only a couple ramps that are easy to negotiate.  I stop to check out the City Gallery.  There were 7 exhibits at the gallery.  Only one, which was photos and paintings, that I had any clue about.  The others were so off the wall to me I only spent about 30 minutes looking around.  The gallery is accessible with an elevator and accessible bathroom.  No photos were aloud to be taken in the City Gallery.  I have lunch at Wagamana, a very good Japanese restaurant overlooking looking the waterfront.  I go back to the hostel to work on my budget and photos for a few hours before hitting the House Bar for happy hour.  Through February 5th I am 45% under my planned budget for the trip.

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