Travel Blogs from Russell
After three days of city life we were ready to move on and eagerly drove north, exclaiming all the way at the lovely scenery we were driving through - not dissimilar to the English Lake District, but without the Lakes and more of it!!!! Our destination was a little town called Russell, perched on one side of the Bay of Islands. Russel1, formerly …
... when we turned back toward the coast. She said her name was Agnes or Gertrude ,seemed a odd name at the time. So we were chatting away as I drove along when she pointed out that KeriKeri over to our right and back the other way! Bugger ! So we dropped her off in a lay-by and headed back to Onhaewai . Lucky we picked her up really or we would have ended up miles away . I re delegated navigation to myself from now on.
Soon found the ...
... good thing about this company is they will send more pics of the dive itself as they took a camera down. So keep an eye out over the next few days! Whilst we went for a dive Andrea went for a swim...Dave the skipper eventually gave her the ladder to get out!!! When we got back up we took a trip over to the Hole in the Rock, it was rough as anything...again poor Tomas! We made some really good friends ...
... we really have saved the best till last. We could have spent all month here. Russell is gorgeous. We took a little walk down into town after we settled in and had an icecream and devised a plan of an early tea then walk down to the wharf to fish for an hour whilst Andrea read her book....yes I caught something! Not sure what it was but hey! Right early night as tomorrow is dive day!! ...
... started riding the boats to see the islands. When they stopped doing the cream run they had huge tourist sales and they still deliver and pick up the mail. Because of the internet etc. there isn't much mail to be delivered.
We came across a wild pod of Bottle Nosed Dolphins and enjoyed their antics, swimming and jumping around the boat. There was one baby dolphin they called Luna and she was always surrounded by her mom and ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking