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2014 - Bay of Islands

A few days up in the beautiful Bay of Islands.

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Saturday 27 December to Tuesday 30 December

This was another camping trip, this time up north to the Bay of Islands. I stayed at the Haruru Falls Motor Camp and had a great view of the falls.

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Haruru Falls (the view from my tent).

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The Paihia waterfront looking towards Waitangi.

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The waterfront in Paihia.

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The wharf in Paihia.

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The view from Paihia across to Russell.

The next day I did a boat trip around the bay. The R Tucker Thompson is a relatively modern ship (built in the 70s) and spends it days cruising around the Bay, stopping at a couple of islands. The trip starts in Russell, which for a short while was the capital of New Zealand.

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The waterfront in Russell.

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The Russell waterfront going the other way.

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The wharf in Russell.

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The Duke of Marlborough hotel in Russell.

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Onboard the R Tucker Thompson.

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Hoisting the sails onboard the ship.

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Arriving at Motuarohia Island.

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Arriving at Motuarohia Island.

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Other yachts anchored at Motuarohia Island.

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The R Tucker Thompson.

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The lagoon on Motuarohia Island.

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More of Motuarohia Island.

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The view from the top of Motuarohai Island.

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The R Tucker Thompson anchored near Motuarohia Island.

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How many steaks do I need?

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One for you, one for me, one for you.

In all, a nice relaxing day.

From there I went to Kerikeri. This is a historical town a few kilometres from the bay. The last time I had been up here was many years ago when there was a bridge across the river in front of the Stone Store. The bridge was damaged in a storm and was removed completely, leaving a picturesque park. The Stone Store is the oldest stone building in New Zealand and was constructed between 1832 and 1836.

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The cafe near the Stone Store.

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The new bridge over the Kerikeri River.

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The Kerikeri River.

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Pompallier House, Kerikeri.

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The Stone Store.

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St James Anglican Church.

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The Stone Store and the Kerikeri River.

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St James Anglican Church.

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A cruse ship out in the middle of the Bay of Islands.
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