No heels in Napier

No heels in Napier

On our way South, we stumbled across this beach which absolutely blew our minds. The colour contrast was unbelievable. We sat fascinated.

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As we were heading towards Napier it was my job to navigate us to a free campsite I’d found just outside of town. For anybody who knows me or has even met me in passing, you have probably noticed that I don’t exactly scream ‘navigator’ but I was giving it a good go. Long story short, 50km isn’t ‘just outside’ of Napier apparently so we were a little stuck after realising this half way there.

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We decided to make lunch in our little camper van, go out for a walk and figure out where we would sleep later.

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I’ve ditched my heels for hiking boots! Who would have thought it. Don’t worry though I’ll be back in heels as soon as we touchdown in Heathrow, I’m not a totally changed woman.

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As fate would have it, we found the most amazing little campsite overlooking the ocean. The drive to get here was up and over valley after valley so it felt like a real treasure when we finally found it.

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Waking up here and wondering down to the beach was the perfect way to start the day. Some times it works to mess up plan A.

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We eventually arrived in Napier, a town which was badly hit by an earthquake in 1931 and was rebuilt in the style of that time; Art Deco.

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