Once again we were very pleased with the Pacific Harbour Motor Inn and had a very comfortable night there.

Breakfast at the Zest Cafe is first rate, the rather nearer Cafe Ruba where we have eaten before was empty and according the the reviews I read not worth going to.

The back road from Gisborne to Wairoa known, according to our map, as the "Gentle Annie" Gisbourne District, is both empty and just lots of fun. Pretty much one of the best biking roads in the country.

No need to work about the police as it would be very hard to actually break the speed limit and survive.

Wairoa onwards is much busier but still a good run.

This weekend is the Napier Art Deco festival so there isn't a room to be had. Luckily we are staying with friends.