Art Deco Masonic Hotel
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After spending Christmas Day & Boxing Day in Wellington it was off to Napier the Art Deco City were we stayed at the Masonic Hotel which was lovely. Napier became the Art Deco City after it was rebuilt following an Earthquake. We took photo's of the city and went on a bus tour.
... spork) and just enjoying the environment and fresh produce.
After that a nap was in very much in order so we checked into our hostel for he
note (no car sleeping this time round) and we decided to get up for a wine tasting
at 3pm. This was …… not sure what phrase to use but I’ll describe what
happened. We were in the http://www.newzealandwinecentre.co.nz/a nd
after sniffing room ...
... The next day we went into the centre of Napier and parked up on the seafront. Napier's Marine Parade boasts lovely sunken gardens, a soundshell and several statues and memorials. Unfortunately for us, this all seemed to be under construction although the soundshell was pretty cool and looks like that closing scene of a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
In 1931, a devastating earthquake claimed many lives and destroyed the area of Hawke's Bay. Napier was re built in the ...
... the buildings were rebuilt at that time and this weekend was the celebration of that so everyone dressed up in 30's clothes and old classical cars round the town etc. looked around the ships with Rebecca and bought a few souvenirs then we had a coffee. Rebecca went to do more shopping and I went to have a look round. Walked along the seafront and found some beautiful hidden gardens at the top of the cliff with a lovely lake and waterfall. Went to sunbathe on ...
... was pleased to find her mobile was working at last. We sat on the verandah late afternoon, Douglas and Peter two of Tony's colleagues from Bay Tours, called in for a drink. Tony and Allie are going to Douglas and Jackies wedding in Russell next month when we are all in Russell. When they left David watered the plants for an hour in the early evening which he found very therapeutic. We have had venison steaks & burgers cooked on the ...