Sunrise at Oriental Bay: Wellington, New Zealand 2

This was the 25th post (Day 25) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here.

26th July 2014 – Wellington, New Zealand

The early bird caught the sunrise.
The golden arches, into which the pines etch. 
In a country eponymous with a bird,
It’s not the kiwi. It’s the seagull that rules this stretch. 
Oriental bay wellington new zealand.

In time for the sunrise at the misty oriental bay. In Wellington, New Zealand.

Late yesterday, I took a midnight bus from Taupo to Wellington, reaching at a freezing 7 AM in the morning. In terms of temperature, it has been an descending trip for me so far in New Zealand. Auckland was cold. Taupo was colder. And Wellington almost has my balls in the freezer. And hell, its only July.

Was picked up by Yeoni in Wellington, which makes my first complete Couchsurfing experience. I hosted her in Singapore, travelled with her to South Korea, and now she hosts me in Wellington. Since the sun was still rising, we caught an early morning breakfast, and then watched the sun rising over the misty Oriental bay.

After breakfast, we drove further to the Scorching bay, about an hour out of Wellington city, and checked out a cafe called Scorch-o-rama. Wellington has one of the highest density of cafes in the world, but this one was special, because it was the only cafe in a long stretch of beach, and was flocking with people.

And sea gulls. Plenty of sea gulls.

Further Reading: If you liked sea gulls in Wellington, you’d love peacocks in Warsaw.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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