Opotiki to the Cape: photo-diary
My mate Noel and I spent ages watching this fellow hunt big juicy worms.
Mermaid on the Rock!
A friendly little chaffinch.
We got invited to this end-of-year break-up concert at the local Maori school – a wonderful experience!
Oh, look at those eyes!
This little cutie’s got the look, eh what?
This beautiful old villa used to be a nunnery – was dismantled and shifted to the Coast from Gisborne. We parked on the lawn for a couple of nights.
A giant pohutukawa – more than 350 years old and (reputedly) the largest speciman in the world.
A lovely little glade halfway up the hill to the lighthouse.
Some of the 750 steps – gasp! – climbing up to the lighthouse at East Cape.
The famous East Cape lighthouse.
A nice “do-up” Robyn and I are thinking of buying.
Beautiful old Maori church with intricate carvings and panel-work.
One of our favourite stop-overs – any closer to the water and we would’ve been in it!