After the last blog about local slums, I thought I had better show you some better pictures of my neighbourhood. I have been exploring and I always take photos, even on home turf.
This one was taken from a cemetery that I had never explored before. It is five minutes from home and my son works making headstones across the road. This view looks across the Hutt Valley region to the Wellington harbour.
This is taken from the top of the main road across the hill to the suburb of Wainuiomata. In Australia this would be a mountain, but in New Zealand this is just one of the many hills surrounding the region. I guess that is why it is called a "Valley."
That is also Wellington Harbour in the distance.
Some of the sculptures on the Petone beach. These represent oars and the place where the Europeans first came ashore to settle in the 1800's.
In the Harbour itself. Boats, jetskis and the Inter-Island Ferry in the distance. On a hot day it is a great place for water sports.
They say you can't beat Wellington on a good day. I tend to agree.
Sometimes home can become so familiar that I forget how beautiful it can be.