My wife and I got back home just in time for New Year's Eve from a 5-day holiday, driving around the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island. It was a much needed break for me and a great opportunity to dust off my 5N and get snapping again. The clockwise East Coast route starts from Opotiki and we headed off to the remote East Cape Lighthouse (most easterly lighthouse in the world according to our map) then down to the city of Gisborne (where Captain Cook first landed) and then back via the Wai Oeka Gorge. I got a decent amount of photos but I don't have the time (and energy) to go through them all in one go, so I'll trickle feed them through as time allows. I'm still not sure whether to post the photos in geographical order or by category. I specifically went on the look out for - Historical Buildings - Rustic Sheds or old abandoned Buildings - and of course Scenic shots. I only took a few Panoramas which turned out a lot better than expected upon reviewing these on my computer. I really regret not taking more of them. I'll start off with the Panos for now... and figure out the rest later. On our way towards the East Cape lighthouse. I thought the roads would be like this all the way... I was wrong! Coming back from the lighthouse via some narrow dirt roads. An old quarry building of some sort by a river not far from the small town of Waiapu. Tokumaru Bay Wharf. Near the point, Tokumaru Bay Wharf.