Friday, April 4, 2008

Year 11 Geography Trip to Napier

A new trip for the Geography Department was this one. Successfully organised by Mr Cresswell (Thank you very much by the way!)

We zoomed up Bluff Hill in the bus, interesting negotiating those tight bends and believe it or not the sea fog had us completely "socked in". This made it difficult to assess the changes to the Napier landscape from the 1931 Earthquake. Believe ot or not, very shortly after we left the top, the fog lifted off to produce a lovely day. Don't worry though, we'll be back next year.

A rush into the CBD to grab a bite to eat then off to the Museum. Very informative in such a compact area.

Funny point though, the Earthquake display is in the basement! Not sure if I'd want to be there when the next big one strikes!

The afternoon was used to locate Park Island, the site of one of the larger mass graves for the 1931 Napier Earthquake. We had some trouble locating the actual site, but what a lovely spot though.

All that remained was to high tail it home. Lucky for a few they got to drive in Mr Collier's car who shouted them an Ice Block in Dannevirke - Nice!