Pavilion Motel & Conference Centre
Travel Blogs from Palmerston North
Out from New Plymouth it was not far to Mt Egmont and good views from the lookout. It has been climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary. At lunch time we found Dawson Falls on the other side of the mountain. From there we travelled along the coast to Palmerston North. It was mainly farmland with a few dairies and and quite a lot of straw hay bales out in the fields.
... then books are upstairs on a pleasingly crowded room, while the central area is left open above escalators and stairs, reminding me of the void in the middle of the Edward Boyle at Leeds, if less rectangular. I had thought it brightened up, but I emerged to rain and hit the Rugby museum, which is one of several museum sections within the Te Manawa museum complex. The rugby part is just a large room, really, but the guide was incredibly welcoming ("Nice to see you", as if I were ...
... British bikes, with two Indians. Several of the riders would have been in their 80s. Col was in his element today as this chat with the bikers was on top of seeing all the Targa Rally cars pass through Woodville this morning.
The Manawatu Gorge Reserve was our next stop. There is a 10km one way walk from the Tararua end of the gorge through to the Manawatu end. ...
... and a slice of amazing carrot cake. We bought a smoked salmon bagel (Bart) and squash pasta salad (me) for lunch, and some venison sausages for tomorrow's dinner and went on our way. A great little place. Next stop was the beach Waikanae which was huge, hot, windswept, empty and with a great view of Kapiti Island. Absolutely stunning. The third stop was unscheduled. And I blame Bart entirely. He is a bad influence. ...
... what with the morning and evening chores and preparing dinner by myself 3 or 4 times. Having said that, there wasn’t a great deal to do around the area, other than bush walks, so we didn’t feel short-changed. And, added to that, some of the work was so fun that I’d happily have done it in my spare time- especially grooming all of the little horses!
Much love and we miss you all ...
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- Pets allowed