Nipping into Napier | Licenced To Retire
After spending 3 nights at Whakaipo Bay it was time to move onto another destination with the aim of this trip to head towards the Wairarapa and the beaches along the eastern shoreline the next logical step was to overnight in Napier. We had visited a couple of freedom camping spots last year and had ridden some of the extensive cycle trails that surround Napier and Hastings but didn't make it along the foreshore of Napier town and this was a ride we both wanted to do. Knowing that if we based ourselves at the NZMCA Park in Napier it's only a few kms on the bike into the city whilst taking in the easy riding that the foreshore offers. The Park here in Napier is a huge ten acres with so much space it's hard to see it getting full to often. The local area committee have invested hundreds of hours planting gardens here to provide some relief to the flat landscape whilst also making areas that delineate where to park. One thing that really surprised both of us as we registered to stay is