8/13/2014

part 2 of our road trip to Napier

When we travel, we consider accommodations just a place to rest. We don't have to have anything fancy, but then, we don't camp, either, so something in the middle suits us quite well. In Napier, we stayed at Kennedy Park. It's a huge place that has all sorts of accommodations. They have camping spaces, spaces for campers, motel rooms, self-contained units--anything you could want--with swimming pools and play spaces for the kids, a restaurant and a conference room and other stuff and still a nicely-kept and quiet spot to stay. It is owned by the district council and does quite a business all year round.

The first night, we were both asleep early and up early the next morning. After a stroll on the beach, we went to the Napier Aquarium. We watched the little blue penguins being fed then wandered around the exhibits of koi, seahorses, some reptiles and turtles, alligators, eels, and other things. They have a glass tunnel where you can see sharks and eels and other fish swim overhead. Then we watched a diver feed the fish in the big tank. The diver played to the kids at the front but kept the adults' attention, too.

Even on 'aquarium'  setting, my photos didn't come out too well, but here are a few I took.







After the aquarium, we found this wonderful bakery to have some breakfast. I had never heard of this chain of bakeries--but then, I live in Taranaki where there isn't much of anything except cow paddocks, but I digress. They had so many choices from sandwiches to cakes to custard squares. If you get a chance to visit Heaven's Bakery, by all means, do!



9 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I think taking photos under artificial lighting is tricky! Also you were sho0ting through glass which makes it even trickier.

The bakery sounds delightful!

Mersad said...

Lovely aquarium. Love the third image and that path!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Amy said...

gosh I haven't been to Taranaki in years, must get back again at some point.

Hetty said...

Dear Betty, why not show me The cakes! I am a great fan of sweets. Espessionaly from The otter side of the globe. Groetjes, Hetty

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I'd like some cake please.

Cynthia said...

Your accommodations sound interesting. I've not heard of a place like that before. Sounds like a nice aquarium, too, and I think you did well with your photos.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Such a beautiful place, and so accommodating. Thanks for visiting my blog!

bj said...

I just got home from a Bunco party and we had so many good things to eat that I'm totally full. Would you put my piece of cake in a takeout box, please...and thank you. :)
xo

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

That looks like fantastic photos!