hawkes bay

drove up north.. not really sure where I was going ... played it by ear..
first stop.. Waipukurau .. There's a A&P ( agricultural and Pastoral ) show happening that day..
For $10, I got to see a sheep sheering competition ( they're very serious about it too ) , sheep herding competition ( lots and lots of Border coolie makes rini happy ), lawn mower race... ( didn't wait for this one thou ) , and an extra $4 got me a colorful shaved ice..

next stop.. hasting for late lunch.. this town was dead.. barely anyone outside.. and only found couple restaurant that opened at 2pm on Saturday....
Then to Napier.. ocean.. warm beach.. breeze... walked along the beach

drove back down south.. looking for a place to sleep... Stayed Te Awanga Holiday park.  Right by the beach.. The manager said they don't have any cabin available..only campsite.. Sweet.. pitched my tent..forgot the peg again! habit from california.. roped it to a picnic table ...it's 4.45pm... still have 15 min to hit one of the winery around... tasted couple wines and got a bottle of pinot gris..

Te Awanga - Hawkes bay , New zealand from rini sugianto on Vimeo.

Back to the beach.. listening to the ocean till sun went down ...
Bundled inside the sleeping bag.. it was so warm , didn't even need to close the tent door all the way ..

7 am... hot shower.. back to napier for some breakfast.. and head home...
time well spent..


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