Last few from my walk with the dog in Napier yesterday. This area is Marine Parade, and adjacent to the sea. Unfortunately it's not especially hospitable water fro swimming in, steep shingle beach and prone to rogue waves, and there's been a number of drownings over the years with people being washed away. Despite that, it's a lovely area for a walk, and there's ongoing development to attract people there.
Millennial Arch - built in 1999 I'm thinking, as it is the first place to see the sun in the year 2000. It spans a walk/cycle way - part of well over 100km of off road walk/cycle ways.
Another view of the cycleway, with a cyclist actually obliging National aquarium to the right of image, Cape Kidnappers in background. Cape Kidnappers is iconic Hawkes Bay. There's gannet colonies out there, and you can walk at low tide, or catch a tractor trailer. And newly developed barbecue areas under the shade sail.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/xuqBSR IMG_0347 Cycle way BBQ and aquarium by Rose McGillicuddy, on Flickr
Just some fountains and the roof of the aquarium.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/xuqBUz IMG_0354 Water feature and aquarium by Rose McGillicuddy, on Flickr
Trawlermen sculpture at the aquarium. That saucer shape to the right is the roof of the aquarium. The dynamic range was awful, so I did some virtual copies and took to Photomatix, then made it sort of monochrome which I thought looked better.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/xuqBYH IMG_0362x5faux HDR Trawlermen B&W by Rose McGillicuddy, on Flickr
Colour for comparison:IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/xuqBXk IMG_0362 Trawlermen by Rose McGillicuddy, on Flickr
Gilray Fountain, more commonly known as Spirit of Napier. I think it was built to commemorate the spirit of the people rising and rebuilding after a devastating earthquake in 1931.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/y9Jw3W IMG_0365 Spirit of Napier by Rose McGillicuddy, on Flickr
And the athletic types among you might be interested in these gym machines. There's several of them, so you can work out with an iconic view of the Cape IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/y9Jw4s IMG_0370 Gym by Rose McGillicuddy, on FlickrIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/y9Jw61 IMG_0371 Gym by Rose McGillicuddy, on Flickr