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... so the kiwi were hiding.
On to Jude's place for a lovely roast dinner and some more holiday planning. Just discovered how far away the East cape lighthouse is from Gisborne and I am still trying to squeeze it in. Over 700 steps to the top, we are planning on getting up early (does not sound like me at all) make the trek in the dark and see the sun rise. Fingers crossed for a sunny ...
... for 3 nights to rest up and catch up with the blog etc...
We visited the Farmer's Market in Hastings on Sunday, wonderful cheese, yoghurt, asparagus (in season now so we eat tons of it!) and cider, followed by a couple of wineries and a visit to our favourite fish shop we got back early afternoon. Messages from Charlotte and we hope to go back to Taupo to visit Alma, a relative of Kelly's on her Dairy Farm to rest up some more until I can walk again!
1 tablespoon of good company
1.5lbs of great scenery
A teaspoon of good weather
Plenty of good music
Thoroughly mix the good company, great scenery and good weather in a bowl and constantly add good music whilst cooking at 30c for four hours.
Being camped next to a river with it's constant babbling of water hadn't kept us awake. Being parked at an uneven angle such that Kirsty was higher up than me, made it slightly harder, Kirsty often ...
... about Murray?
Then we have a bit of a lazy morning before we drive only about 20 kilometres to Napier which is a quaint little town which calls itself the Art Deco capital of New Zealand. It was destroyed in an earthquake around 1930 and then rebuilt in the style of the times. It is reminiscent of the Art Deco area of Miami Beach.
When we arrive there are three pipers playing in the Main Street. There is a company hiring out old cars which you can ...
... waited in my cabin for about an hour before the drill ended and I could go ashore.
I took the shuttle into town where lots of shopping was available. The area was decked out with Christmas trees and decorations and the sidewalks were filled with young artists singing and playing instruments for tips. I walked through some neat shops and found a Starbucks for internet and a dark cherry mocha. The internet sucked and I didn’t have a lot of time here so ...