Fort Dorset was located in the suburb of Seatoun at the entrance to the harbour of Wellington. Apart from it's obvious military importance, it is one of the most beautiful natural areas of the city. It is also land of Maori significance; formerly the site of the Oruaiti Pa (fortified settlement), an old Rangitane stockaded village near where Kupe landed.
These days there is a large variety of bunkers, gun emplacements, observation posts and other unidentified concrete structures.
The views over the Pacific, the harbour entrance and the entrance to Cook Strait are breathtakingly beautiful.
Oh, and the beret du jour was the navy coloured Auloronesa in 11 pouces...