Gorillas to Gizzy
Trip Start Aug 24, 2004
41Trip End May 09, 2005
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On Wed. morning I woke up and took the ferry from Picton. The weather wasn't as beautiful as the first time and I just decided to go to sleep. It was odd to be back in the same place in Wellington. The last time I was there I was in New Zealand for two days. It was quite different then. I stayed the night and the headed out in the morning.
Thursday I headed West in the direction I believed Weta and other Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings director) related things were
It was already afternoon so I headed North through the Hutts and eventually made it to Napier for the night. My original route was redirected once I realized the massive flooding I heard about wiped out a bunch of bridges on that route. A 1985 Toyota Corona definitely is not a four wheel drive...especially one that just gets louder and loses pieces.
Napier was pretty cool last night. The city was destroyed in 1931 by a massive earthquake. What'd the city council decide? Rebuild it - Art Deco Style
Today has been pretty uneventful. The East Coast is reminiscent of some coastal parts I've seen in Southland. I might just head into King's Country rather than stay in Gisborne tonight. I'll probably make it to Auckland tomorrow night.
P.S. Sorry for the Seinfeld reference.