So I changed my bus ticket and came back to Wellington one day earlier, which was a good decision.
On the way, the bus went along Kapiti Coast and I was very tempted - islands lying 'within reach' on the close horizon, like Kapiti Island here (picture taken from the bus) have a strong draw on me...
But making plans yesterday and comparing prices I finally made up my mind and go south next week as I had originally intended.
Gorgeous day yesterday - afternoon bike tour 'around the bays' with Tony.
Off to our walk in the Takani region tomorrow.