Saturday, September 10, 2011

Before class starts I have to show you these....

Ahoy me matey, I just wanted to share these pics with you.


Last weekend my better half and I went to Wellington to see the World of Wearable Arts Show, which I might add was incredibly clever. (No cameras were allowed)

Although Wellington is only 2 hours from home we decided to stay over. I want to show you where we stayed.

There was a few stairs to climb to reach the door. (That's our car way down there)


Exciting!


Behind this large handle was a very well-stocked kitchen with everything you could wish for in a bed and breakfast. We had been left bacon and eggs and tomatoes and mushrooms, a loaf of bread and crumpets, and assorted cereals. And then there was yoghurts and fruit juice and toppings for toast.
And chocolates.....


And I could have sat at the kitchen window all day long drinking tea.


And then there were some more steps....


And there was our bedroom!





And even more steps.....


And we arrived in the lounge, where we could sit back and relax and watch the world go by...


The view was amazing. Planes and ships and cyclists and little boats and people walking and seagulls.






It was a very nautical sleep-over, and as it got dark lights started to twinkle everywhere.


I was happy just watching the inter-island ferries making the crossing to the South Island.
If you look closely you can make out the mountain range on the eastern seaboard, at Kaikoura. The boat trip takes 3hours from North Island to South Island.


But, the next morning it was time to leave.
It was a great experience and I recommend it to anyone. Although not suitable for children or for groups. It is however, the perfect place to spend the night with your very own Salty Sea Captain :)))



So if you happen to be in Wellington for a night, and you'd like to stay in Island Bay, 
you can find it here.
Carole :)

28 comments:

Jenxo said...

aww Carole, how special.....ive always wanted to stay in a light house :)

Anneliese said...

Lovely bead and breakfast in Wellington and lovely photos. I enjoyed it.

Jensters said...

Carole that lounge has a wonderful view....wish i had that from my sewing room....lol.....glad you had a wonderful time climbing all those stairs....he he x

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

all at sea - what fun!!!
great photos - I could just see the mountains too!

Carole, I just want to send best wishes for yr new class - wish
i could be there too specially after having a private demon when you were up!
You have the best ideas and always SO original.
x

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

me again!

grrrr its hard typing one fingered!!!

I should be DEMO not demon LOL!!!!

Ali Honey said...

What fun.(as long as you don't have much luggage.) I love Wellington. I heard the show was fabulous.

marigold jam said...

Sounds great!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Fantastic post Carole. Love the little light house. What a spot! xox Corrine

dosierosie said...

I saw some of the wearable art at the WOW in Nelson when we were in NZ last year, It was amazing. I love your overnight stopover, fantastic view.
Gillx

Jennifer said...

What a fabulous place to stay!

Lynn said...

That looks wonderful - I bet you wished you could stay longer.

Linda said...

Well that looks like fun!!! Great place to stay I think! Except for those stairs!!! ha! I know you had a great time with your salty sea captain!!!

Pallas said...

How wonderful to stay in a lighthouse. Must have been a tranquil stay - the pictures are great. My own ‘salty sea captain’ would love to stay here!

Indianna said...

One day I'll make it to NZ and we will definitely stay here as we both love lighthouses. Thanks for the great views.

Jill said...

I my gosh, that had to have been just wonderful!! Envious....

By Hoki Quilts said...

Just around the corner from my DD's and I had always wondered what it was like on the inside. thanks for sharing.
hugs
Miche'le

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Carole,

What a fabulous getaway. I wish I could have attended the Wearable Art show. And your view from your room...magical!

Pink Sparkles,
Steph ♥

Nathalie Thompson said...

What a fabulous getaway! I'm sure it was difficult to leave the next day, but wonderful to have stayed.
*sigh*

Jenny said...

Just around the corner from me. Good to see inside the lighthouse.

Rayna said...

Love the photo's. I haven't been in a light house since I was 5 yrs old. My dad was a light house keeper at that time. My body couldn't cope with so many stairs now. Rayna

~*~Patty S said...

I wondered if it was a lighthouse and indeed a fantastic one at that...what a memorable stay...bet you didn't want to leave!

great pics and post Carole
oxo
p.s. best of luck on your class I know it will be another hit!

Catherine Parkinson said...

I love this place. I'll rememebr this one the next time I am in wellington.

Bunty said...

What a great getaway to blow the cobwebs away! Lucky girl!

Best wishes for the class - not sure yet if I can do it but if I can, I will let you know. :)

Barbara

Jacky said...

Oh Carole, I have stayed in Island Bay many, too many years ago, it is so familiar. What a lovely post, makes me homesick.

Annette said...

what a special place to stay... well done...
hugs

Beeshebags said...

Looks like a great place to stay. Hugs Naomi

DIAN said...

Hi Carole, I went to Wellington especially to see the WOW show several years ago. It was fabulous. We have freinds in Palmerston North amd they came and stayed in Wellington with us and while the men went to golf Sue & I were free to enjoy the show. It was such a wonderful experience.

Wellington is a gorgeous city

By the way I am enjoying your class.

ButtonMad said...

Wow this looks amazing! Definitely on the list for places to stay when we make it that far around the world!