We have experienced wind and rain (lots if it on Saturday) through to 29 degrees yesterday. We have been walking every morning and that is when we have taken many photos.
Most of the last three days have been spent with various members of Andy’s family so today is for us only and tomorrow we will see Iain one more time before heading home early Wednesday.
Gisborne seems smaller than I remember, nice place but I could never return here to live – I have never seen so many pit bulls in my life and John Gillies was bitten by one late last year as he walked home from work – two doors from his father’s house. But that not the reason why I would not live here, it is just too isolated and it is just not the place I grew up in. It has no “vibe”, something seems to be missing somehow.
Anyway here are some snaps taken on our walks over the past few days.
Sunday we walked around the river banks before it got too hot.
Views from our apartment, lot of logging goes on across the way but that is interesting if not a little noisy at times.
This is a The Portside taken from the road across the way
Lastly views from Kaiti Hill lookout and walking track.
Having lunch at a local pub today – it is 8 years today since we interred Mum’s ashes in the grave with Dad, St Patrick’s Day 2006 – that was also the last time I visited Gisborne. The pub we had lunch at that day has since closed down. Sign of the times I guess.