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Arrived once again to sunshine, this is getting to be a habit !
It was the final day of the Art Deco weekend so lots of old cars and people in 1930's outfits, good fun and Pete was in his element, sorry we weren't here for the whole thing. Managed to do lots of walking and lots more eating ( so all is right with the world Laurence !)
... who were on a 2 day wine tasting tour and this was their 5th winery of the day, so unlike the reds their mood was very light hearted. We then moved on to the Te Mata winery, which is the oldest winery in NZ and very good wines they are too. TIPPLERS TIP Look out for The Ned, Pinot Gris, a very unusual but fine tasting wine. It has a very faint reddish hue to it, not as deep as a blush. Carole thought it was the reflection from my red nose, correction shirt. I don't think you will find ...
... camped in their gardens, on road-sides, at Nelson Park and on the Marine Parade Beach.
Interestingly the Napier area tilted upwards, a maximum of 7 feet (just over 2 metres), and 2230 hectares (5575 acres) were raised to sea level. Since then, apparently, the area has continued to creep up at the rate of 1 cm per year, so that it is now 60cms (or two feet) above sea level.
My nana lived in Napier at the time but was on school holidays ...
... the heat was really starting to bear down on us as we reached the top of the highest portion of the Tarragio Pass at a staggering 1897 metres, which is 6227.5 feet from sea level. It was incredibly quiet, an Erie feeling, as you looked around and there were clouds, mist, mountain tops and massive valleys below. It was as if we were at the top of the world, and we shared this moment with a querky guy all the way from Texas, and we asked him to take ...
... we returned home. Susie took the washing off the line and then sat out in the afternoon sunshine, whilst David updated the log. At 6.00pm Bruce and Jen, two of Tony and Allie's friends came to play tennis. David had already had enough physical exercise for the day and opted out of entering a doubles tournament with Susie. Instead, Tony and Allie played against Bruce and Jen on the artificial surface tennis court. It was a no contest with the visitors winning 6-1, 6-3. David ...
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Central location, clean and comfy rooms, friendly staff and lovely Art Deco building
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