Landed in Wellington, raining.
One very foggy/rainy drive over the Rimutaka Hill and we’re in the lovely Featherston.
Woke up next day and went to Martinborough; drank wine, saw art, meandered through every store. There are some nice hotel/pubs, but we did not go inside any. The square was nice, but had weird pedestrian crossings that I have mixed feelings about. Emily was accused of stealing a stinky round Balinese bag, but she is just so far ahead of the trends.
Went to Featherston Domain for a walk/very short amble up a hill until a Tui scared Emily
The venue, relaxing between official events
Then a walk home in the dark, mostly pleasant, especially the second half.