We have come to the town of Napier in Hawkes Bay today. We are staying at the beach a little out of town and have been swimming already. Very refreshing in temperatures that reached 33 degrees today.
This city was destroyed in an earthquake in 1931 and rebuilt in Art Deco. This weekend is their annual Art Deco Festival. A lot of people in town dress up accordingly, only cars from that time are allowed to drive in the inner city and their are lots and lots of events, some free. Great fun to wander about and watch.