Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Easter Break

Autumn Glory at Eastwood Hill

Easter this year as you know was a little later, properly into Autumn. So we took the opportunity to visit one of our favourite places in NZ at this time of year, Eastwood Hill Aboretum in Gisborne. It goes without saying that it was gorgeous. All the deciduous trees that have been collected from around the world were all in their Autumn glory and we thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon walking around and taking many photos.

Gisborne is a lovely place to visit and well worth the trip if your itinerary allows you the time. It is a great wine growing region and there are many lovely wineries to visit for a tasting or two. It is the first place in the world to greet the new day and in summer is a glorious place to visit for its clean ocean beaches and relaxed atmosphere.

We try and visit Gisborne every year to experience some rural life, peace and quite and some lovely farm fresh lamb. Our dear friends have a farm just out of Gisborne, farming cattle and sheep as well as a couple of alpacas  Well thats brief summary of our lovely Easter break, now we must start planning the next one.....