The Grand Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Continental Breakfast
- Banquet room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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Having had a very rainy and windy night we left Wellington at about 7.40 a.m. We hoped to take the steamboat on the river in Wanganui so continued with the exception of a quick supermarket stop. Unfortunately, we discovered that our book said the boat left at 2.00 p.m. - it actually left at 11.00 a.m. It was just leaving as we arrived! Continued to the Top 10 site - approx. 7 km outside Wanganui - lovely site. The owners came from Hereford 4 years ago. ...
... Smelly drop toilets, a picnic table and a cooking shelter consisting of just a table, a bench and a tank water tap are the only facilities provided. The biggest concern for most of the gear hirers though were not the toilets or even the resident rats waiting to attack anything resembling food. They were the river conditions.
Because of the dry weather the river had dropped considerably and this meant many more rapids than usual. So it was a sense ...
... tickets to buy. Secret Santa around 5.30 and The Grand Dinner (Ham and bubbly provided, bring your own salads and puddings) at 7.00.
We walked up to the Raukawa Falls – a much more slippery trail than when Jeremy and I
did it last March – and because of the rain recently, thundering falls – coming largely off Mount Ruapehu (which incidentally is still snow covered). I then baked my pudding – little chocolate ...
Well we got up, had breakfast...full buffet in the formal dining room...swish! Then we headed straight out as we were worried about the cyclone. When I first looked out window this morning the sky was red but no clouds covered mountain. By the time we left it was raining and the clouds had covered the beautiful mountain. The trip was good...spots of rain and wind now and then ...
... wives! Then back to the living room where we enjoyed some very amusing cartoons that Nigel had done, some published and some for family amusement depicting life with Hope, which she laughs at along with the rest of us because as we all know, they broke the mould when they made Hope and we love her warmth and her funny ways and everything about her. We then headed off with Paula and Martin for a gentle journey up the Wanganui River on the Waimarie paddle steamer which ...