As promised, a few more pix -
Not all farms & pasture lands are on flat ground, some are on pretty hilly terrain with windswept trees like these
One of the beautiful sunsets witnessed during our stayin the countryside
Infamous volcanic Mt Ruapehu, pic taken whilst travelling by bus from Greytown to Napier.
With a cannon in town center,Napier. Most of the buildings destroyed in a 1933 earthquake were rebuilt in Art Deco style, giving the city a distinctive architectural style.
A 'tough'suit of armor to go with the GShock, eh?
All in all it was a very enjoyable trip for me and the mrs. We did not take the usual 'touristy' route, but rather spending quality time with family and friends, going mussel-hunting, pistol shooting, riding around the paddocks/pastures in quads, etc. Of course we partook of the local fare as well: rabbit stew, roast piglet, venison and goose and scrummy deserts like Pavlovas, trifles, hokey-pokey ice-cream!
Hope you guys enjoyed the little 'sight-seeing!