A sea day after leaving the spectacular scenery of South Island, we are now visiting windy Wellington, which, as it happens, it isn't today. It gets its reputation from its location on the eastern side of Cook Strait which separates the north and south islands of NZ. Last time we were here in 2010 we restricted our visit to the city shops, so this time we took the cable car to the Kelburn Lookout and then walked back through the Botanic Gardens before taking a tour of the Parliament building. The image of that shows the statue of Richard John Seddon, local MP and dignitary from the 19th. Century, who came here from Eccleston, Lancashire, which, amazingly is only a 20 minute drive from where we live! Finally, Tom, no, we never saw a single midge during our visit to Milford Sound. As today, the weather is beautiful.