Woke up to some very strong winds, but at least it wasn't raining, so the girls hit the town of Napier to see it's famous Art Deco attraction. Dave and Steve decided to take a hike to Cape Kidnappers which was about 18K RT. The success of that hike depends solely on the tide, and it was not cooperating. Still, they managed to have a good time boulder hoping until they had to turn around. Bruce took off on a wander of his own, although we
kept running in to him.
Napier was almost completely destroyed in Feb 1931 by
7.8 magnitude earthquake. In a remarkable short 2 years, the town had been rebuilt. It was remarkable, because the rest of the world was
In a big depression, they managed to rebuild in entirely in the style of the early thirties. This is a wonderful town. We all loved it and had fun walking around on a self guided tour and seeing all the art deco architecture.
Tomorrow we leave for a long ride to Wellington. Up early for a good start. Good night.