Sheltered Waters Backpackers

Address: 18 Florance Ave, Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Russell

Cow Piles Are The Same Anywhere You Go

A travel blog entry by philosophizermd on Apr 14, 2015

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... up and be in the mid 60sF (18-19C); so it should be awesome. I can’t wait to see how the rest of this journey unfolds. Until next time, always remember “If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time may be the greatest prodigality since lost time is never found again…Let us then be up and doing, and doing to the purpose; so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity.” -From Poor Richard’s Almanac by Benjamin Franklin
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Amity Island through the hole in the rock

A travel blog entry by stevecherylmoss on Feb 08, 2015

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... in NZ. They hate the winter so much they come over here for the sun and warmth. However they can't leave their house unoccupied for that length of time as they have a fur baby and that cat is her child, and for insurance purposes they have to have their access to the house cleared of any obstruction (snow) so they employ a house sitter for the time they are away. However she is moving away so they did say if we fancy snow there will be a house sitter vacancy next winter. I'm ...

From volcanic Rangitoto to the Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by 17penwortham on Dec 18, 2014

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... Island. Our room has a balcony that looks directly over the ocean. Tropical bird song provided the soundscape to this idyllic scene. Inge recommended "Only Fish" and we had a delicious meal sat in the garden in mid December. Deb had oysters and tuna and I had blue nose. The food was delicious as was the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. A magical evening. We went to bed tired after a long journey and happy to be sharing such an amazing ...

Last Few Days in The Bay!

A travel blog entry by shellingtons on Nov 27, 2014

5 comments, 17 photos

... a great beach day as temperatures here are starting to really warm up with the approach of summer. We had a nice surprise Friday night as one of the neighbors dropped off some freshly caught and filleted King Fish which made for a great supper Saturday night!
During the day Saturday we travelled back to Kerikeri to go to a big outdoor market. The fresh fruits and produce were in abundance. When we returned ...

Bay Of Islands

A travel blog entry by beaky on Aug 25, 2014

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... us just enough time to grab lunch at the camper. The Bay of Islands consists of 144 islands and the tour started off with us sailing past many of these as we searched for marine life on route to ‘The Hole’. It was chilly on the boat but the sun was out bringing out the blue in the sky and ocean giving us absolutely gorgeous views of the islands.

Despite an advertised 95% success rate in seeing dolphins we saw nothing, but we still had the ...