We’re spending a couple of days in Hawkes Bay, in Napier (population 61,500). When James and I came to New Zealand back in January 2004, we didn’t make it to this part of the country, but it was high on our list this time!
Napier endured an awful earthquake in 1931 and then was rebuilt over the next few years, creating an amazing collection of Art Deco buildings that still stand today.
On the day we arrived, the sun was shining brightly and we joined other visitors wandering the streets and pedestrian walkways of Napier.
Janel is a mother, writer, reader, runner, lover of outdoors, cook, friend, and dreamer. She's married to James, with whom she has three children: Evelyn (13), Charlotte (10), and Calvin (6).
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