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Feb 24, 2007 - To The Edge of Dawn

From Whanarua, we headed east around the cape to the eastern most point of New Zealand which is also the closest to the international dateline. It was kind of cool to think about being the first to see the light of a given day, but we couldn't motivate to get out there for dawn.

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Jul 4, 2006 - Gisborne to Rangitukia

We left Gisborne at around 11:00 am and headed up the coast. We made a stop at Whangara (fahng-ah-ra). This small settlement is the place where the movie "Whale Rider" was shot. I am pretty sure that "Whale Rider" is one of the CBC summer movie staples in Canada so keep a look out for it. It was also a book first. A nice little place, but due to disrespect of previous tourists over the years we could only see it from a distance. We also walked out to Tolaga bay where there is a 660 meter wharf. Due to the restricted access in the area it...

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Jan 10, 2006 - Gisborne - Rangitukia

Up really early in preparation for our surfing lesson with Magoo. Pk, Cathy and I went in the first session with Toby. We were kitted out with wetsuits (mine was quite possibly a child's one and it stopped at the knees - reckon that's why I had so many bruises!) and boards and were driven to the beach by Riccardo (Swedish). His car is probably the scariest I've been in. It screamed at us the first time he tried to start it and it had no fuel, and was generally a rustbucket. Riccardo, on the other hand, is cute as. Total surf dude. Long...

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