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 ...
... over the top, via a bit of a sit on the beach. From the lookout I could watch the industry below-a big ship I had seen from the beach was being loaded with logs, truck after truck appearing, having its load taken off by cranes and being replaced by another truck. There was a huge stock of logs, these were big trucks; all were dwarfed by the size of the ship. Captain Cook came here, unfortunately shot a few locals, confused by their greeting, and departed without essential ...
... childhood nights spent in the caravan at Eccles, Norfolk. We're amusing ourselves watching a couple continuing to play tennis in the downpour right now - I give it another 5 mins...
The drive here was spectacular, taking parts of the north coast before heading inland and through wonderful mountains and gorges. The coast was stunning, we had to stop a few times just to take in the views. One for Claire and Matt - we passed in ...
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 ...
Well, our time has come to an end here at Huarata, and we are all quite sad to be saying goodbye to our first "home away from home." Jane graciously invited us to have dinner with them one last time before we left, and of course we agreed happily.
When we first arrived to Aerial Station (Jane and Warwick's home), we were greeted by Jane with buckets in hand to show us some of her "pets." She then took us to meet her pigs ...
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