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... wines. The tasting was hosted by Jenny, who it turns out, was from Grassington, not only that but she knew some of J's former cricket team mates! She might be going back to Yorks for summer, especially given that the TDF is going thru Grassington, so I'm sure we'll see her again.
We had a lovely lunch at the winery and then set off back to Oneroa via more beaches. We stopped at Blackpool beach for this shot!
We'd already decided ...
... inside we discovered that it has three floors including the ground floor. We bought our tickets and went first to a room of ceramic exhibits. We started to look at them but as the lighting was very dim and lots of the descriptions were down at floor level, with white ink on a black background we found it difficult to both see the exhibits and read the descriptions. So we gave up on that room and moved rapidly onto the area that we had gone to see the Maori artefacts. That part of ...
... We picked up the hire car and headed straight for Hamilton, which was an overnight stop for our first holiday destination of Rotorua.
Along the road from Hamilton, we stopped at the small town of Tiaru, known for their work with corrugated iron. Once one shop started with the decorations, others in town joined in to create a colourful and fun town environment. Naturally, the town picked up quite a bit of the tourist dollars, as people ...
So, we began our day waiting on luggage to arrive. It was delivered around 11:30am. So we changed into our clean clothes...yay, and headed back into the city. After going to lunch with Niki, our hostess, we headed to the Auckland Domain, a park in the city which also houses the Auckland War Memorial Museum. After touring the museum, we watched a ...
... so a bit of everything! It was also a bakery! The draw of the Skyline Casino beckoned so we popped in for another enjoyable couple of hours on the machines, being such a cheap night out for us poor, weary travellers. Well, it would be rude not to!
Beverly won the enormous sum of $12, which doesn't sound a lot but when you're playing 1 cent machines it's actually a small fortune- wowzers!
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