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    Day 51 ~ 17,900 Miles, Napier

    February 25 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 66 °F

    Day 51 ~ 17,900 Miles

    Napier, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand: RSSC Mariner Run Aground!

    Don’t worry, it’s cods wallop, but from the looks of the picture one can’t be sure. Just a reminder to see how easy some may try to twist the truth in today’s climate

    Napier is a city rebuilt from the ashes following an earthquake and ensuing fire in 1931 so powerful it raised the seabed of their harbor creating over 4,000 acres of dry land and a reverse tsunami which drained the port.

    The Napier of today is a salute to a time long past with an abundance of original Art Deco homes and commercial buildings built following the earthquake. Unfortunately the building of the replacement man-made harbor changed the ocean current so that the sandy beaches were devoured into the sea and have been replaced with sea walls and black gravel; so it’s pretty but I wouldn’t want to swim there not to mention that Napier beaches are listed among New Zealand’s most dangerous. It was, however, a near perfect day walking the beautiful streets of Napier.

    I’d better rattle the dags and get meself ready for dinner.
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