The Sanctuary @ Bay Of Islands
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The sun dropped lower on the horizon casting a golden glow on Orca as we sailed South, to the North behind us the dark band of cloud that went all the way to the sea. Finally we were out of the weather system that we had battled through for what seemed an eternity. At 130nm we were nearly there, and in calm sea conditions, then I saw them. As the sun meets the horizon there they were in the distance with the setting sun behind them, to the Northwest, the "Three Kings Islands" ...
Day 3: After a quick breakfast we check out of our hotel and head out to the airport to pick up Louise & Peter. They have been in NZ for a week or so already, travelling around the South Island in a camper van. Today they drop their van off and we pick them up for the 3 hour drive up to the Bay of Islands and the location of our house swap. Only problem is we don't have a map or GPS and their pick up location is a couple of streets over from the main drag out ...
... that we would see. Promptly at 9:00 we cast off and headed out into the bay. Firstly we crossed to Russell which we had visited two afternoons before. We docked there to pick up two passengers and then we were off into the open water. Very quickly we had visitors. We were sailing through a very large pod of bottle nose dolphins. Some of them came very close to the catamaran, swimming around and under it and a couple even leapt out of the water. They ...
... thank you to you both we had a fantastic time.
Hole in the rock - a boat trip through the bay towards the open sea, the sun shone the water was calm (much to Pete's relief) we got to see a large pod of dolphins which had a pup in the group and motored through a large rock arch, hence the name of the trip.
Waitangi Treaty ...
We laughed all the way back to the north island with a great Kiwi Experience driver named Diddles, who also happened to be a great friend of Team Crisp! First stop Wellington, we checked into the YHA and even got a free cheeky upgrade to a private room! Cooking dinner that night and in walks in a familiar face, it was only bloody Devon our Persian German friend from Queens-town! Devon joined us for dinner and the following night joined us for our date night!! We had ...