The Grand Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
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... com/uk/article/te -rewa-rewa-bridge/ – this time, sadly, seen through torrential rain, no sign of the stunning mountain (also known as Mount Taranaki).
On again – we had arranged to get to another favourite place – Wanganui (wong an ooey) to stay with friends Pete and Rob and go with them to the Wanganui NZMCA (New Zealand Motor Caravan Association https://www.nzmca.org.nz/ ) Christmas Rally – where more ...
First thing we had some 'housekeeping' to do so we went to the bank and the post office and then bought sandwiches for lunch. Then we went to the neighbouring district, still within Wellington, of Newlands to visit a community war memorial. Sue's father had been born in Wellington and his family had a dairy farm in Newlands at the time of the Second World War although it is now urban and covered by houses. No cows in sight! The memorial lists the names of all ...
... but the road always missed the coast and gave only tantalising glimpses of white surf. What did surprise was the view of Mt Taranaki (volcanic) rising from the flat plain in a perfect triangle with snow on the top. New Plymouth has a nice atmosphere, good cafes, a museum we spent some time in and a good coastal walkway we covered several k of. The weather was sunny and warm throughout our two ...
... is much discussion about fishing, there is much comparing of fishing tackle, examination of rods, Kontiki's, nets, bait etc, but as for actual fishing??? It was admitted by one, who shall be nameless, that on one occasion he had to go and buy fish and chips just to get a feed of fish.
Anyway, I digress. We arrived, we set up camp, awnings out, chairs out, tables out, much chatter, a cold beer or two, and then the ...
... and to get some photos going out through the Sound for 30 minutes or so. We really are pretty lucky with wildlife, saw some seals playing/ eating in the water next to us whilst we were stood outside. Some of the houses dotted along the hillsides were amazing, must be boat access only - but even getting the materials there must have been a task in themselves! Back inside for another film as we had got to more open waters and then the next 2 hours few past on the ...