this morning we wandered around napier and then drove up the bluff for the stunning views, which made the trip down there worthwhile. a wander around town and the beach (no sand, all black pebbles).
left early afternoon to drive down to wellington via some "lord of the rings" sites. we took the inland route which was fantastic - remarkable countryside. maddy saw a hillside covered with so many hills that "the looked like maggots" (quote...) the sunshine turned to rain along the way.