Around Gisborne

Got to know our way around Gisborne a little bit while we were there – it continued to be quite a busy town even in the middle of winter. Locals tell us the population increases by 30,000 in the summer (beaches, surfing etc) which practically doubles the population. The port there is pretty busy and we watched a fishing boat being unloaded one day which was quite entertaining – some of the language was particularly colourful!

A couple of snaps:

Hello my friend the orange door! Finally got into Cafe Ruba – very nice. Excellent Supreme coffee and on a second visit we had some of their homemade sour dough bread – chef called out over the grill if we wanted to try some when we showed interest in it – we didn’t even have to order off the menu … I just said “Ummmm, I’d love some toasted. Can I have tomatoes on toast?” Was no trouble and was absolutely perfectly delicious!

Good old town clock. Still there. Looking a bit tired, and kind of orange. Was completed in 1934. Not sure if it was me, or the road or an optical illusion but it looks as though it’s on a lean!


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