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  • Day73

    Memorial Flying Displays

    February 21, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    The Art Deco Festival continues but we really don’t want to be part of the huge crowds that are visiting the town. We found it hard to find parking there on Thursday when things were starting up. And we got a parking ticket. Today, with the big opening and the 20,000 anticipated visitors it will be a challenge.

    We did want to see the Airshow though, so we went and parked close to the Aquarium. The whole seaside was packed with new and old cars and campervans! But it was civil...

    We have a small car and snuck it in beside a bigger car. Perfect. A 20 second walk to the viewing area. Haha.

    We spread my sarong on the grass and sat down with hundreds of picnickers dressed in 1920’s clothing to wait for the show. And what a show it was!

    The old war planes could be heard before we could see them and what a wonderful display of flying skills! You had to be there though. The photos don’t do it justice.
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