Thursday was surprise vistas and dramatic waterfalls
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9:00 am Winery tour with lunch.
Today is the Ides of March and Iâ€™d heard (from someone on Travbuddy) that
On the way to the winery we stopped at one of the most beautiful buildings Iâ€™ve ever seen.
We continued on and the tour group managed to spend the rest of the morning tasting and visiting the cellars until it was time for lunch on the estate lawn. All in all a great way to start the day and Iâ€™d highly recommend Mission Winery for lunch if youâ€™re in Napier.
Back at the Te Pania Hotel, the tour group all went our individual ways. I have limited interest in shopping so my husband and I walked along the waterfront to the Napier Aquarium.
Next we walked back through town and went north towards the port. Weâ€™d seen a map that listed a park on something called the Bluff Hill Overlook and it seemed promising. Well, actually Iâ€™d seen it and I wanted to go there. My husband happens to be a saint (all our friends say so) and is willing to go along with my ideas. I do occasionally get the look illustrated in one of todayâ€™s photos when Iâ€™ve gone a little too far.
But Iâ€™m getting ahead of myself. First, as we headed towards the Bluff Hill Overlook, we came across the
However, we found a path up the hill, got to the Bluff Hill Overlook, looked at the sunset, and walked back down to the hotel just in time to run into others from the group.
We sat outside with Margaret, Art, Linda, Mike and Leslie and solved the problems of the world over a few local beers. By this time it was after 8 and too late to find dinner so we had peanut butter sandwiches and called it a day.