Napier is an adorable coastal town in New Zealand, not far from many ancestral Maori lands. It is the same port where I experienced the ‘Archway to the Ancestors’ excursion. This time, with Rob and his English brother in tow, I wanted them to see some of the stunning views I experienced along my drive to Hakikino. Thankfully this trip did not disappoint.
We stopped at a delicious strawberry patch to indulge in amazingly fresh and juicy berries. We also went to a honey-making establishment where we had the pleasure of tasting a huge variety of locally produced strands of honey. I had no idea there could be such a selection. You could also view a working honeycomb filled with thousands of drones. Toward the end of our trip we ventured to the top of Te Mata, a towering peak looking down to unbelievable views below – wineries, farmland, the banks of a winding river. Sometimes I find that the best days arise from the quaintest ports where you don’t too many expectations.