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... before autumn and winter set in. So finding a room was actually, quite a blessing.
The rest of the time in Gisborne turned out to be wonderful! The rain died down, and we DID in fact get to camp on the coast, and we got to see one of the most beautiful Easter sunrises I've ever experienced...right out the front flap of our tent. We didn't even have to get out of our sleeping bags!
... the place Poverty Bay as a result. To his credit he was full of regret at having killed anyone, and the locals are happy to have statues of him. Two, in fact, one up the hill and one in the bay, which is near that of the lookout, Young Nick, who first spotted the land. The statue on the hill was copied from another statue found and assumed to be Cook, but it wasn't. The plaque says, "Who was he? We have no idea!" I had lunch in town then hit the library for some Internet ...
... a Burke Road and a Stanley Road! After an hour or so we found ourselves at Whakatane (pronounced ****atarnay...) which is officially the sunniest town in NZ. Indeed, the sun was shining when we arrived and we enjoyed a coffee and Anzac biscuit wandering around the small harbour. Next stop on the way was Tauranga Bridge for lunch. This was the location for settlers in the late 19th century desperately trying to make a success of it ...
... a bustling and thriving town it once was.
Only drove about 50kms today as we really wanted to come and stay here at Anaura Bay. We visited here with the Goodies about ten years ago while we were holidaying in Gisborne and we have never forgotten it. It hasn't lost its appeal! This bay is so sheltered, clean smooth sand and with a dense bush backdrop.
Gave the bikes a spin on the beach this afternoon. The tide was right and we ...
Four of us got up at 06:30 this morning and headed to the beach to see the first sunrise in the world today, very cool thing to do. After sunrise, back to bed for a few extra hours sleep. Around 10 we head to the cafe on the beach and get kitted out in waders so we can head out into the ocean to hand feed stingrays! :) This has been ongoing here for a few years and as soon as we ...
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