Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Plymouth, New Zealand

Sunday morning we got our rental car and hightailed it out of Auckland. We headed south to the coastal town of New Plymouth.

We both really liked it there and decided pretty much right away to stay a second night.

There was a 7 kilometer coastal trail which we walked and is shown here in this first picture.

There are some great museums which we enjoyed as well as some art that was along the coastal trail.

This kinetic sculpture by Len Lye moves around in the wind.

Kelly & Dave in Pukekura Park. The Tom Cruise film "The Last Samurai" was shot here.

Lake & Bridge in Pukekura Park.

Our last night we got fish & chips for dinner and drove out to watch the sunset. Unfortunately by the time we got our dinner and drove to a viewing spot the sky had clouded over. We did however see the sun again here just as it disappeared.

Beach area just south of New Plymouth.

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