Napier to Wellington
We knew we had a long day ahead of us so we were on the road by 8:30. The weather didn’t look too promising with clouds tumbling down over the hills ahead of us. It was OK though and the day got brighter as we drove south. We stopped for tea & cake at a little roadside cafe near Takapau at about 10:15. We continued through Dannevirke, Woodville, Pahiatua and Eketahuna before we stopped for lunch which we had made up before we left. The next big place was Masterton and then Carterton. We stopped there to look at the Paua World factory and shop. (www.pauaworld.com) We finally arrived at our site, which is in Lower Hutt, just outside Wellington, at about 3:30. We will be catching the bus into Wellington tomorrow and spending the day there.
The Cuddly Cow has been named Moo Moo.
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Tomorrow morning we will be leaving the hotel at about 10am to drive to the airport for our 12 hour flight home. I know it's cold at home but when I get there it will seem different from freezing in the air conditioned room on the 12th floor of this fabulous hotel.
We found one eventually just by chance and then onto Pagoda Street Market. Back to the hotel to drop off the shopping and out again for lunch. By mid afternoon we were both flagging so Sandra had a kip and I sat and read a book.