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Travel Blogs from Gisborne
... the beach is all we have time for but we can have a full day here and in Gisborne tomorrow. Gisborne is the first place Captain Cook came ashore in 1769. The memorial to him stands on that very spot although I was told that the statue does not depict the correct uniform! We both went out to the car to get a couple of things! Oops! Door closes behind! Key in chalet! Office closed! Sue just about to climb through rear window when staff appear with master ...
We got picked up around noon and the rest of the day we'd be driving through the Waioeka Gorge to Gisborne. It was around Gisborne that Nicholas Young, a sailor on the Endeavour - Captain Cook's ship - spotted land in 1769. Cook wanted to establish friendly relations with the local Maori but the first contact did not go according to the Captain's wishes, resulting in the death of six Maori's. He left without any provisions and disappointedly named ...
... 2 onions, chopped
· 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
· 1 teaspoon turmeric
· 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
· 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
· 2 lime or curry leaves
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1 tablespoon garam masala
· 1 fresh chilli, chopped finely
· 2 or 3 eggplants, washed dried and chopped
· Juice and rind of one lemon
· 1 tablespoon of ...
... the big camera.
Gisborne is a curious place when you look at the airport diagram: at train track goes across two of the runways! Better yet, aircraft must yield to trains. There is special lighting to indicate when the 'runway extensions', aka runway on the opposite side of the train crossing, can be used. We would have loved to see the field with a big train crossing, but we were scheduled to arrive at a non-train time.
... or sheep poop). Seriously, driving is the way to travel.
2. Always use a GPS! For husbands driving, it gives you a lot of practice agreeing with someone telling you how and where to go.
3. Hills = Mountains
4. Walks = hikes with which a juiced up Lance Armstrong would struggle, but go on these walks, I have never seen such a beautiful and diverse environment.
5. Distance means nothing; when you are told it takes an hour to get there, it ...