Published: March 20th 2011March 20th 2011
Nice day today so we will stay in Napier for another day.
Di is up early pottering about; I take the opportunity for a lie-in.
Di has made breakfast, so we eat and I go to shower rather late at around 10:00.
I then fill up the water in the motorhome and do the “slopping out” so we will be in good shape to set off early on Sunday.
We then head off into Napier to fuel up again so we do not have to do this on Sunday at our early start.
We park-up on the sea front and walk into town. The town had been quiet on Friday, but today there is a real sense of Saturday morning. (Being away for 2 months – tends to make all the days merge, so you are never quite sure what day it is, but today does seem like Saturday morning).
I wanted to see more of the Art Deco architecture, and asked about the tours but the next one is at 14:00. So I bought a “Art Deco Walk” book for NZ$7.5 and we start to do it ourselves. But there is something like 94 stops on the walk. After
a while our urge to get some culture wanes, so we decide to go for a coffee/tea. I have been missing my “elevenses”, so it is good to get reacquainted with some carrot cake (Di has plum cake).
We then headed back to the campsite and do some reading and sunbathing, and drink some wine (for a change!) – Bit of a lazy day!
In the evening we went to the restaurant on the site, which is called ‘Storkeys” (The camp site is on Storkey Road). We have a three-course meal (well Di has two courses, I have three as there is Crème Brule on the dessert menu!) – It was pretty good.
Then it’s an early night, off to Wellington tomorrow. We are getting closer to the South Island, of which I have heard so much about.
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