Bay of Islands

Trip Start Sep 12, 2007
Trip End Feb 25, 2007

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My final stop in New Zealand was a fitting one. Amazing weather, friendly beaches, and the company of some of the nicest Dutch people I've met on my travels! We also stayed in one of the best hostels so far, a short walk from the beach.

Helen and me tried to go swimming with the dolphins again- sadly we couldn't go into the water this time as there was a very young calf with them, which may result in it's mother removing the baby from the group temporarily, leaving it exposed to predators. However, we did have a great 4 hour boat trip around the Bay of Islands.

This area was the first landing point in New Zealand by Captain Cook in 1769, and the first capital of New Zealand- the town of Russell -was established in the early 1800's. It's also said to have the second bluest sky in the world, after Rio.

I've had a truly amazing time here in New Zealand, fitting in more in a month than I ever thought I would. Looking back, I have an overload of memories, from the people I met, experiences I had, and crazy things I did!

Well, there it is- another country I'm in love with! What a hussy!

Tomorrow I'm off to the Cook Islands for some deserved (or maybe not) rest!
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