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... open ocean and told us all to remain in our seats as there was a big swell! Fifteen minutes later and with a few people feeling ill we arrived at the hole in the rock. The captain decided not to attempt to go through the hole as they normally do because of the high seas. A good decision! Cape Brett lighthouse is near the rock which was inhabited by a family till 1978.
On the way back we stopped at the biggest island in the bay Urupukapuka to walk up a ...
The drive to the Bay of Islands takes about 4hrs. I was driving as the only one insured to drive Don and Rita's exchange house car. Iain acted as the navigator. We drove over the one and only bridge that links the south with the north of Auckland and then onto a toll motorway for about 20kms then onto 'A’ roads that wind round the coast and into the centre of the long strip of land that makes up Northland. We stopped at Whangarei (pronounced Fangarei) to stock up on ...
... a hell hole as it attracted all the bad sorts and was full of bars and brothels etc. of course now it is a really picturesque little town and it was really nice for a walk around.
We took a reeeeally long drive on unsealed roads to get to a DOC campsite for the night, but it turned out we couldn’t find it… so off we went back to the main highway where we found a convenient car park tucked away from the main road where we got our heads down for the ...
... has picked up some painting supplies and since she will not be able to bring home the bucket of sea glass she has collected she has decided to do a painting of it. Results to come!
We have had a fabulous time here but time to move on! Auckland for 4 nights and then on to Mt Maunganui one of our favourite places on the planet! (Isn't that right Ashley and Darcy)
Until then take care!
Dave and Cathy
... gets all swirled up because of the cross currents. Stunning. On the way back we drove for about 70km on 90 mile beach. I know I'm mixing up my metric and imperial there and also misleading you on the 90 mile bit. It is actually 68miles and when operational the rules of a highway operate!! It just went on and on and on. My only other excursion in the BofI was to go dolphin watching.. Simply AWESOME. We saw them within ...