Day 187 – 19/11/2019 on a Midlife Adventure at Sea.

We headed further up the North Island overnight heading into Napier, NZ

Arriving into another industrial port we were shuttled into the town centre.

In 1931 Napier suffered a massive earthquake which destroyed much of the building and they rebuilt much of the city in the style of the time which was Art Deco.

Heading into town I took my time to enjoy a coffee.

Today I was heading out on a winery tour with the region well known for its white wines.

The foreshore region is well setup for events including their annual heritage festival.

The tour started out at the lookout overlooking the Napier port and a great chance to see the ship docked in.

From there we headed out to Mission Estate where we explored the venue and tasted some of the wines.

From there it was of to Moana Park Winery a small boutique winery that focuses on natural winery techniques that makes their wines better for people who usually can’t drink the wine due to sulphates.

Our tour guide then took us to our lunch destination at Oak Estate a boutique winery where the winemaker is also a chef.

Then it was off to Roosters Brewery because after all the wine tasting we needed beer.

Followed by a stop in at the Chocolate factory.

Arriving back at the ship I had a rest ahead of dinner which tonight was at the fancy dining of Wonderland. A culinary adventure across Wind, Sea, Fire and Land

The unveiling of the desert is an experience.

So with a full belly I head down to Two70 for some culture on the big screens with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

So quite full and maybe a little drunk I am off to bed as we head back south overnight on this Midlife Adventure.