Travel Blogs from Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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Sore Knees and Bees.., Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

Sore Knees and Bees..

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... . Dean Bennett. We had rode back quite cautiously following the unfortunate accident and had pulled over to admire the view of the Bay just before reaching Paihia. We were stood talking and I had noticed a bee grazing mid-way down Dean's chest, right ...

'The Winterless North'.., Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

'The Winterless North'..

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... was to follow. I got settled in fairly quickly and met my new 'roomies' after a brief walk around the village and a look out over the bay. It had gone quite chilly outside so I got fleeced up and headed down to the outdoor BBQ beside the bar. I sat ...

Bush Walkin', Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

Bush Walkin'

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... Today was another scorcher, so I took advantage and trekked up in to the hills to the highest point of the 'bush walk' that provides glorious views over the bay (see pics!) I got back and caught up on the diving manual, choosing my elective dives for ...

A Change of Plan.., Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

A Change of Plan..

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... part of the world for it (and for long enough), I'd give it a go and find out if whether or not it's for me. The Bay of Islands is famous for it's clear waters anyway and the PADI diving school here in Paihia runs courses every Monday so I thought I'd ...

Schcuba Schcott!, Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

Schcuba Schcott!

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... , the skipper swung the boat round shouting everyone to get to the bow where there were five or six dolphins jumping in and out of the water playing and splashing. It was awesome! They were really fast too, really difficult to get a shot in time, though ...

Again! Again!, Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

Again! Again!

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... the French Secret Service in 1985. Apparently, it's a very popular dive location and is used by the diving school here in Paihia to do the advanced open water course. Great! So, I'm booked in for Tuesday and Wednesday all being well. I've just got ...

Euphoria!, Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

Euphoria!

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... can take any of the 'free Kayaks' along with a lifejacket across the road, on to the beach and out on to the bay for a paddle around the islands at your leisure. Alternatively, you can take a 'free bike' and go for a peaceful ride. For something a ...

Swimming with the Fishes!, Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

Swimming with the Fishes!

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... would have followed. Thank goodness I was lucky this time!) We anchored at a place called 'The Nostrils' about ten miles out from Paihia. The open water was quite a bit different than what we were used to, I can tell you. It was bloody freezing ...

E noho rÔ, Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

E noho rÔ

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... with some thoroughly good people. I have been very tempted to stay on here for much much longer. There is just 'something' about the Bay of Islands that warms me. I have come very close to taking work and a flat and extending my stay. It also ...

Hello NZ, Auckland, Paihia and The Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

Hello NZ

A travel blog entry by scrumpysue

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... ;                  My first stop was Paihia and the Bay of Islands. I joined some others from the magic bus for a BBQ and a few drinks in the evening naturally ...

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