Guest of Honour


The Waka Comes to Te Papa

One thing kids like is to be tricked.
For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead
I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse.
"Oh, no!" I said, "Disneyland burned down!"  He cried and cried,
but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke.
I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.

- Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

Source: Photos taken from the Lady Fair's back deck.  This is a concatenation of three photos.

There were more people on the waterfront that day than I had ever seen during daylight hours.  About this many people usually come for fireworks, but that's (of course) always at night.

I wish someone would write a Wellington city song which we could all sing together prior to a big waterfront event.  I think group singing (large groups, where you don't have to be embarrassed about it) helps to foster a good mood and a spirit of camaraderie.  (Look at the great mood Carols by Candlelight engenders in the crowd each year.)

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