Bay of Islands Cottages
Travel Blogs from Russell
... card is becoming a problem
- what possible use are 1, 2 and 5 cent (pence) coins?
- Germany don’t mind holding up the EC - Angela Merkel rules!
- there are untold beautiful places you’ve never heard of (Cheltenham for instance)
- talented people can be nice
- the EU system for refund of tax on purchases is designed to make sure it doesn’t refund anything
- after my concern for world peace, excess ...
Made it to Sheep World just in time for show. Was fun and Finn gave shearing a go. Nice leisurely lunch at cafe then fed animals until closing time.
Chance stop at little beach town for angina low tide hike. Then on to Mission Bay in Auckland for a yummy Indian dinner and walk on the beach.
Scooted off to airport and waited in line forever. But onboard and ready to go home to Maui.
... we set sail back off we hiked up this hill to get an amazing 360 degree view of the island. Once back on the boat we took it in turns to sail it for whoever wanted to sail. Glen of course being the expert and all was yapping about how it's impossible to capsize it etc. A short while in we fancied a nice cup of tea and a bit of cake. That's what was missing from the day to be honest. The skipper asked if anyone wanted to have a go and I thought it would be rude if ...
... doubtful history.
This is our first entanglement with Maori politics and something of an eye opener. So according to the account we are given - a slightly idiosyncratic one punctuated by many references to the guide's relatives, some of who appeared to be alive but mostly dead - there were two versions of the Treaty; one for the Brits in English trading protection of the natives for sovereignty over the land, and a second version in Maori ...
... on the jetty, a large sting ray swam under us, which raised a lot of interest. Having done as much of the town as we wanted to see, we caught the ferry back to Paihia and climbed the hill to our accommodation for the last time.
Having had such a substantial lunch we have decided to miss a meal tonight and will spend the evening sorting ourselves out and getting ready for the journey south tomorrow.
The end of a truly wonderful day.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking