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... I went for a nice run along the water in the morning and after a lovely breakfast of corn flakes and white toast we were off. Caleb and I even got to watch ESPN Sportscenter at breakfast - it was worth the wait - Ahhhh. We all walked the beach to the area where the first treaty of NZ was signed, the former capital. Some time spent in the sun on the beach and we were ready to embark on our 3.5 hour drive back ...
... certain area with the dolphins. The laws are really good in protecting the nature and it made us love New Zealand more. Dolphins are very common in that part of the Bay of Islands and they tend to stay for a few weeks at a time and it is always a passing through route. I cannot tell you how happy we were and it made our trip up here to see them in their natural environment.
As we went out further into the sea, we were unlucky not to ...
We left Auckland for the drive north to the Bay of Islands stopping off at the Puhoi pub for Ian to relive his youth! More buildings there than 40 years ago but inside still quirky with signed bank notes on the ceiling and lots of photos of people who had been there including Billy Connolly! We had a detour to Magawhai cliffs and found a stunning beach where we had lunch. Views of Hen and Chicken Islands! Good name! On to Paihia to our motel and a quick dip in the ...
... and went to the supermarket to buy all the ingredients to make pasta.
Our Room had a little kitchen and all the necessary equipment to make a nice Bolognese, which we enjoyed on outside on the terrace. Unfortunately we had to move the plates inside soon, when it started raining.
After cleaning up we spent the rest of the evening by watching some of the pictures of the earlier stages of my trip (Dubai and ...
... which included Maori greetings, songs and dance. Afterwards we explored English representative James Busby’s lovely cottage and garden, reading the historical displays.
We then took the next tour around the site and learned a bit more history about the Maori tribes, traditions, the interaction with the English and French.
Later we headed back to our accommodation for a quick bite of lunch, then caught the ferry to Russell, a spit of land ...
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