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Travel Blogs from Napier
It's another driving day. We started out with sunshine, but it is cool. We left the smell of sulfur behind and continued our drive toward the south.
We get a little change in scenery today with a drive to Lake Taupo. The first stop was at Huru Falls. It gushes out of the lake through a narrow canyon. Pretty impressive and a nice walk in …
We had originally planned to stay in Paraparaumu near Wellington and then travel from there to Opotiki on the Bay of Plenty. But closer examination of the route caused us to change our destination to Napier. That also had its challenges but in retrospect we are glad we made the change.
Getting there however was something else. We left Picton …
... the agent had to sort out some linen and kitchen equipment for us, which she did in a couple of hours, very good service and saved us another night in a motel. Napier is a lovely town, full of ups and downs and houses built into the hillside, a bit Amalfi coast. This is the Art Deco city and we look forward to seeing a bit of culture in contrast to our last few months of beaches and ...
... blockage in the main tank. He told us to put the pipe back in to fill it up until the water squirts outs and then to wrap a towel around it to build up the pressure and block any air getting in or out and it would shove the air thru the tap if someone else held the on button down at the same time. The he blabbered on about an mechanic in the next town and his address and his number etc so told him to leave it till we tried the above first. Well anyway ...
... in concentrated fields on a rotation basis. I believe this is to help control some of the otherwise less tasty, less than grass quality vegetation, as well as to minimize parasite ingestion. When you see any livestock, you see a lot of them!
On entering Napier, we visited 3 vineyards, starting with their most popular Mission, followed by Church and then Moana. We liked them all but Moana won our hearts ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking