Views from my motel window in Gisbourne on a recent trip (well two months ago now). Although I'd seen the train line there, the train itself was so unexpected and seems to be a tourist attraction. Ireland doesn't have motels so I still get quite excited about staying in them. They sound just so American (yes, Gisbourne is in NZ) and remind me of random TV dramas. I love how blue the sky is here and how bright everything is in NZ - the sun just seems stronger. More of a harsh bright light than Ireland's softer illumination.