Te Pa Helios
Travel Blogs from Russell
... South Pacific" ! You'd never guess that to see it now.
Beautiful buildings all along the waterfront down to the Wharf ,which I wandered out along as the fishing boats were coming in. As you can see it the photo this is a big game fishing area that is a Blue Marlin, seemed a shame to have landed it though ?
We ate in the local fishing club then went back to Barry's and spent the evening chatting to him and his girlfriend who had come up from ...
... gays in the closet." It has been headlines for days and the conservative is threatening to sue for defamation! Not a lot happens in NZ! Still raining, we decide to brave the car ferry to Russell. The journey takes about 6 minutes across really calm water! Lovely conductress who also gave us maps and info about Russell. Then 5 mile drive, through Okiato which was the original capital of ...
... but some cover their grape vines with netting.
We arrived at our hotel at about 3:00 pm and we are very tired of driving. Our room was not ready so we went and got a few groceries and then it was ready. It is very nice. We went for a swim in the pool, had supper and then went for a walk uptown. It is very TOURISTY but nice. I guess cruise ships come in here on Sundays.
Back in our room relaxing and catching up on my journal and Blog.
... our afternoon's 'trek' possible! Thank you Trevor and Jane for giving us a wonderful day sailing, Trevor who is destined for the Mary Berry bake-off!
Turning up late at campsites in our trailblazer, hurtling round windy roads to arrive before reception closes. Sweaty, hot 'tramping' but wonderful views! Bombing around the Bay of Islands in a massive yellow and black beast of a catamaran and oohing and aahing at dolphins dancing in the air.