Travel Blogs from Palmerston North
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... with our two other friends and managed to get the end of the bed near a partition so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. It was like having a big sleepover. I knew I wouldn't sleep well that night so when there's nothing else to do and no signal or wifi the only thing one could do in a situation like this was to get drunk. And that we did. We got absolutely wasted at the hostel bar and everyone was, even the bar maid Miranda! It was too funny ...
... is now known for its grapes and fruits ( apples, pears, plums, nectarines, peaches.
Stayed in a lovely B&B on top of a hill (Hawks Hill) overlooking the Port and town of Napier. Tea and cake were served when we arrived. A common ritual of afternoon tea seems to be commonplace. ( I love it!! )
This weekend happened to be the "Napier Art Deco" festival which has been running for 20 years. Many of the buildings were built ...
... of wine). Either way with the weather turning to rain, we felt like taking the evening off and just relaxing. Tomorrow we plan to continue heading up the west coast with no other plan then the direction we're driving. We didn't have the luxury of sitting and chatting with an ex travel agent on this ferry so we really don't have much of a plan between now and when we board the plane for Australia, although I'm sure we will find something to do the next few days.
... uplifted. Around the harbour and coast, the rock platform along the shoreline rose up out of the sea and now provides room for the motorway and train tracks.
Driving along, looking up to the right, about 150m up the cliffside are piles of houses, balanced precariously on the edge, looking straight down at one of the most active and violent faultlines in NZ. How can they sleep at night? I couldn't.
It took us about ...