Botanical garden visited!

On Thursday  we( my student and I) had to take the train in to Wellington.

We made arrangements earlier in the week to visit the Botanical garden in Wellington!

Arriving at the station –

No train!

The lady in the ticket office told us a bus would take us.

The bus picked us up and we had to stop at every station to pick people up.

Were there people!?

Many, many wanted to go to Wellington in the 10 o’clock train(bus).

School holidays!

It took us a bit longer than using the train.

Arriving in Wellington we went to the cable car.

It took us to the top of the hill.


We walked down the hill and saw the following!


Very windy and cloudy also cold at first.

We enjoyed the day.

Wellington day out again!

Yesterday was a good day to visit Wellington again but

I did not go!

There was a big passenger ship in the harbor  and I looked forward to take photos of it,


I did not go –

and today the ship wasn’t there anymore.

This morning I decided I’ll go in to Wellington and hope for the best.

The weather was really not of the best.

I took some photos and still enjoyed the trip.

The trip from Upper Hutt to Wellington by train takes 50 minutes.

I walked around the harbor for about an hour and a half

back by train took another 50 minutes.

I have been out for 3 hours and now I am relaxing and am going to show some photos.



Wellington, an awesome visit no3

The third part of the visit was

using the Cable Car up to the Botanical Gardens.

Going up in the Cable Car.


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We also saw the Bee Hive, a Bear shop and the Train Station.

We went back at about 2 0’clock.

Tired but very happy.

We really had a good time in Wellington.

Wellington, an awesome visit no 2

Thursday morning I parked my car at the Upper Hutt station and

we went into Wellington by train.

A whole group of International students also joined us on the train.


They were not interested in visiting museums and art galleries.

They just enjoyed the  ice skating.

On the way to the Civic center.

My student and I at first went to the

City Gallery in Civic Square.

I took the following photos of the square.

WE enjoyed the City Gallery although my student is not that much interested in art.

We also visited the

Museum of Wellington City and sea.

This was very interesting.

This museum is ranked as one of the 50 best museums in the world by The Times of London.

It takes you back a thousand years and leads you to a vibrant present day Wellington.

Next post: Cable car to the Botanical Gardens

Wellington, an awesome visit no1

It has been another busy week in the

Scrapydo camp.

We (that is my student and I) went on some

School Activities on Thursday!

The International students had to visit at least 5 interesting places in and around Wellington.

The week between the two long weekend was horrible weather wise.

Wednesday and Thursday were two better days.

Wednesday we went to the beach at Petone.

We first visited the Learning Connection.

A place where you can do anything crafty.


We met a dog there and I had to taken photos of it.

It had one blue and one brown eye.

 Then we went on to the SEA!


Next post : See you in Wellington!

Staglands Wildlife Reserve Part 9: Old chapel

The old bush settlement

This area is a nostalgic recreation of an abandoned Akatarawa bush settlement giving a unique view of the life led by the pioneers during the early settlement of New Zealand. Have fun exploring all the nooks and crannies of this unique old settlement including the jail house where you can get some fun photos of friends and family locked up in the Village Pillory! The Settlement is a fantastic backdrop for photography enthusiasts and a great Wellington bushwalk.

My photos of

The Chapel





New Zealand Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.6, Friday, August 16 2013 at 2:31:05 pm (NZST

Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID 2013p613797
Universal Time August 16 2013 at 2:31:05
NZ Standard Time Friday, August 16 2013 at 2:31:05 pm
Latitude, Longitude -41.73, 174.15
Intensity ? severe
Focal Depth 8 km
Magnitude 6.6
Location 10 km south-east of Seddon
Agency WEL(GNS_Primary)

This is just the latest information.

I was in the library with our group of It’s write easy ladies.

We had to duck under the tables because we were sitting near the windows and the shake was very severe.

My son sent me a text to ask if I was okay. I felt really scared at that moment. The after shakes are only small waves.



Mother Earth rumbled along this morning

Wow, what a wake up we had this morning!

I woke up at about 7.00am and heard something hopping on my home’s roof. I thought those black birds are hopping along and cleaning out the gutter again. That is what they do every morning.

I did not get up because it was still a bit early to start the Sunday morning. No ways! At about 7:15 am everything was rumbling and my bed was swaying from side to side.

Trompie, who sleeps on my bed at my feet, Got up and started barking at this noise and movement. He wasn’t very happy with who ever was trying to invade his space!

On the radio they said it was again n 5.8 shake the same place as Friday morning.

On Friday morning my son, who works in Wellington , text me and asked if I was okay! I did not feel anything at that time because I was in the shower. I heard Trompie barking but thought he was barking at something outside. That’s what he usually does when I am in the shower. My son  works in a  high building in Wellington and he said the whole building was moving from side to side. On Friday it was a 5.7 quack . There were also smaller tremors going on during the day.

The earth quacks were centered in the Cook Strait. They were about 17 – 18 km deep.

Earthquakes rumble central New Zealand


A series of earthquakes, the biggest a magnitude 5.8, have struck below Cook Strait this morning.

This was Sunday July 21, 2013.

5.8 quake wakes Wellington

NBR staff | Sunday July 21, 2013 | 16 comment

    5.8 quake wakes Wellington

    NBR staff | Sunday July 21, 2013 | 16 comments
    An initial GNS report puts the quake in the same place as Friday's cluster

    An initial GNS report puts the quake in the same place as Friday’s cluster
    The Friday quake cluster, including the 5.7 main shock (GNS)

    The Friday quake cluster, including the 5.7 main shock (GNS)
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    UPDATE / Sunday July 20: Wellingtonians were awoken by a 5.8 magnitude  quake at 7.17am this morning.

    It was the capital’s second major shake in three days, and was centred around the same location – the middle of Cook Strait – according to an initial GNS GeoNet report. It struck at a depth of 19km.

    There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

    The main quake was followed by a cluster of aftershocks in the mid 3s, with one at 4.2 magnitude (the main shock was revised upward from the initially calculated 5.6).

    “Longer, more shaky” than Friday
    “This quake was definitely longer than the last and a little more shaky,”  cloud computing consultant Ian Apperley told NBR ONLINE.

    “It got the lights swinging and the china cabinet definitely rattling,”

    Mr Apperley lives on the south coast, near the airport.

    He added at 7.36am, “It’s a bit like being on a boat here at the moment with a bunch of barely perceptible aftershocks, just enough to make the house creak and lights swing a little. We’ll need to change our city moniker to ‘Shakiest Little Capital’ at this rate.”