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  • Day73

    Tolkien's favourite words.Cellar Door...

    December 11, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Actions speak louder than words, so we visited 5 today.
    Went briefly to Napier to get some info from the Tourist Info about where to rent bikes. Found the perfect spot right next to a campervan site. Hired some bikes and set off for some wine tasting.
    Consisting of:
    1) Clearview - very tasty.
    2) Elephant hill - alright wine, better setting.
    3) Black Barn - good chips and cheese.
    4) Te Mata - lost count of how many we had and convinced the lady serving we hadn't had enough.
    5) Akarangi - very clever Psychologist chap asking lots of big worded questions to Hannah.

    The area is famed for Chardonnay and Syrah. The Syrahs were not to my liking, but some of the Chardonnays were nice.
    Got back to our campsite to find a load of people parked around our van. Guy came over to let us know they were gathered for someone who had just passed away. Didn't mind us being in the middle, which is good since we were in no fit state to drive, just checking we weren’t being too disturbed.
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    Sally Le Poidevin

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  • Dec5

    Haumoana Beach

    December 5, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    After Napier we went to Hastings where we met Jana, Michael and Hanna, Isi's friends from work. We went to the Kiwi Version of Christmas Markets which don't really resemble European Christmas Markets. It was fun anyway as we got to catch up and have a drink together. Afterwards we all went camping at the Haumoana Beach where we had pizza, a fire, marshmallows and drinks.Read more

  • Day2

    Haumoana Beach

    January 8, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Arrived in afternoon, watched many tourists pull in to set up their hired campers. Very quiet night, experienced drizzle on roof, sea calm, No ocean waves to listen too. Reheated takeaways for dinner, remembered the matches.Read more

  • Day100


    January 20, 2015 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Tak jsme si myslely, ze dnes - historicky poprve! - obejdeme system a stravime noc na free campsite urcene jen pro self-containery (neboli auta se zachodkem).
    Nejdriv prijela prvni "pobrezni straz" - pan delal, ze nas zabahneny van nevidi. A pak prijela druha - ach jo :-(.
    Tak jsme aspon dojedly vecu (svatecni chilli klobasky se syrem - v akci s 50% slevou!) a odklidily se do ofiko kempu v Te Awanze.
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  • Day3

    Fahrradtour durch Hawkes Bay

    November 21, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Heute habe ich Hawkes Bay mit dem Fahrrad erkundet und unter anderem einen wilden Truthahn oder ähnliches beobachtet. Allgemein haben die hier unten ziemlich schräge Vögel... Vor allem die Laute sind sehr komisch.
    Ich habe ein wenig den Abenteuerweg genommen und bin irgendwann in sehr dicht bewachsener Landschaft angekommen, wo ich das Fahrrad eher tragen musste als fahren konnte...
    Aus diesem Weg wurde dann ein 75cm breiter Streifen mit Links einem elektrischen Zaun und rechts der Botanik. Aber das habe ich ohne Blessuren überlebt.
    Schließlich ging es weiter ans Meer, was eine richtig schicke Farbe hat !!

    Etwas hungrig bin ich dann nach 3 Stunden wieder Heim gekommen und gönnte mir einen verdienten Mittagsschlaf im Garten.
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