We're blessed to live in Mt Victoria, a wonderful suburb filled with 19th century wooden villas and an eclectic mix of partying students, young professionals and wealthy older home owners. It's got the massive benefits of being a few minutes walk to the entertainment hub of Courtenay Place. Plus, it's a mere half hour walk along the waterfront to get to work.
|A gull who knows a good view|
We walk out the doors of our government skyscrapers, through the canyons of Lambton Quay and Featherston Street, then out onto the harbour.
It's past the posh restaurants, the heritage cranes and Fergs, the indoor rock climbing and kayaking centre. Then it's the playground and the first of the poems that mark the Wellington Writers Walk.
|The harbour is an ironing board|
Finally, it's Waitangi Park, with the ducks floating amid the reeds, the many games going on the grass, and the skaters and basketballers on the concrete.
Then its past the Art Deco fire station, the Embassy Theatre, more good restaurants, until we go up the hill to home.
Beats being stuck in traffic.