Travel Theme: Inspiration from Hastings and Napier


Good morning from a cooler late spring day here in Hastings.

So above is a rather boring photo of Hastings.  On Friday my Social Snappers group went up Te Mata Peak for some photos of the Redwood Forest – we didn’t quite make it but found this little spot.  The only thing was, I forget that I get severe vertigo and some of the trails were steep and so were touch and go for me.  But anyway here is a view of my home town Hastings.


So looking up at the trees was rather dodgy at times.


But looking down was a breeze most of the time.


Then there is Napier – you can see how close Napier is to Hastings.


Here is a close up of the beach at Westshore.


Yesterday I had to help my father at the Bayview market where he sells his wooden toys that he makes.

I took my camera with me as I always do.  All day long I had itchy fingers and just had to walk around taking photos.  I just love this shell flowers – all real shells that have been painted.


There were a lof Art Deco inspired stands such as this one selling these gorgeous mirrors.

I get inspiration from all around me.  There is always something that catches my eye.  So today I thought I would show you some of my home for the Where’s My Backpack?: Inspiration challenge by Ailsa.

Travel theme: Inspiration

Thank you for visiting.

16 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Inspiration from Hastings and Napier”

    1. There was not a lot of native plants where we went – a lot of Australian gums which is rather disappointing. I love our native bush. It is unique and has such a different colour to other countries. Now the Department of Conservation is trying to rectify this by encouraging planting of genuine native trees – and ensuring we use the right seeds etc.


  1. Lovely photos, Raewyn….the Art Deco mirrors looked very good…can imagine them being a talking point in any home…it was also great to see these nice summery photos as I endure the thrall of yet another typically English winter!



    1. A lot of our landscape looks like Scotland – a lot of Scots settled in the South Island where they still speak with a slight Scottish accent. I am also descended from Scotland – my maiden name is Duff – and yes I got to go to Dufftown.

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