On the way into tiny Hicks Bay, where we're staying at a motel run by a woman from Wisconsin (what?), we saw a sign for a cafe. Time for a flat white.
While she made our coffees, we talked to this lovely woman about the manuka honey and related products in her shop. The honey is renown for its healing qualities and is big biz in NZ.
Tomorrow we'll backtrack a bit and take a field trip to the East Cape Lighthouse.
Our route today (click here if reading in email to view map):