I was really looking forward to going to Gisborne. I'd been there only twice before, when I was a child. The city looked its best on this bright, blue sky day. The 'Volendam' anchored offshore which gave us a great view of Young Nick's Head, its sheer white cliffs reminiscent of those at Dover. The tender ride didn't take too long, up the river a little way to the marina. We spotted the statue of Captain Cook on the foreshore where he is said to have landed all those years ago.