Valdez Motor Lodge
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Got a room with an upstairs bedroom. Lots of room to move around to work without bothering each other.
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This morning we walked through Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Absolutely amazing, boiling water bubbling up from the ground, steam erupting from the rocks and turquoise lakes. It was so unique. This was all formed way back in 1886 when a massive eruption of a mountain devastated the area, Further eruptions occurred 1900/1917 which reshaped the valley as it is today. It was astonishing to see birds standing on the hot rocks feeding on ...
... a town.
By then it was five o' clock and we headed for tonight's motel. Well - the room's huge, with a view over the bay. I had been looking forward to eating out on the balcony with a glass of wine, but we had to make do with moving the indoor table to the window instead.
In the last place we had an outdoor thermally heated bath, but tonight we have a big spa bath in the room. I wouldn't want one at home but it's fine for a change here.
... running down my T-shirt, some of Kirsty's down her dress! Afterwards we enjoyed a stroll around town and the seafront.
Napier was to a large extent, flattened by an earthquake in 1931, so when they rebuilt it was in the Art Deco style. Much of it still remains today and in pretty good condition. The bright colours of Art Deco looking very much at home here, especially in the sunshine. The Art Deco scene has become something of a trademark for the town and many things ...
... asked if we needed help.
Whilst in the area which is known for its wines Peter decided we should go on a wine tasting tour so we contacted 'Vince’ – recommended by the tourist information office and of we went. Now I really don’t like wine but I had strict instructions from Peter not to refuse any drinks as he would have them. I dutifully obeyed but it soon became obvious that he wasn’t going to drink them all so what was I to do. It seemed rude to say ...
On the road again!
Our kiwifruit packing time has come to an end and, having spent enough time in the Tauranga area to have seen everything we wanted to see, we didn’t stick around too long afterwards. Instead we went for one last walk around the now-familiar estuary, packed our bags into the car, and said our goodbyes to the area and the friends we had made there.
Our wandering wheels first took us ...