So winter was approaching and it was time to find some work. I decided to stay in Wellington because I heard there are many 6 month contracts available in the IT sector. But first some sightseeing.
The famous cable car:
The even more famous Te Papa museum has a quite aggressive sculpture at the entrance:
But they also have a fantastic Maori exhibition:
On a beautiful day the scenic harbour drive is stunning:
The wooden church Old St. Paul's...not too bad either:
Now finding a job takes some time so I went woofing again while sending out applications. The first place I found was in Waikanae, a beautiful location on the hillside with a fantastic view on Kapiti Island:
The sunsets were stunning:
And as I found out on the first evening my host was a software developer who just started a new project with his friend. They were looking for help writing an app for the real estate market. And he would also go travelling around the world for 3 months, needing somebody to stay in the house and take care of dog and cat.
How could I say no to that? The next months passed by quickly. I saw my first Kiwi in the Nga Manu in Waikanae:
And did I mention the sunsets?