Pahia, on the boat


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August 17th 2010
Published: August 18th 2010EDIT THIS ENTRY

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Part of the Bay of Islands
This is the best place to end my tour of New Zealand. I'm here for a few days and will return to Auckland city before I fly home.
Today I took the 'Swim With Dolfins' boat tour to see the 144 islands in the Bay. The scenery was lovely but we didn't see any dolfins so they gave us a voucher to return anytime. I might try again before I leave. Its 3-4 hours on a boat, a great way to see the Bay of Islands and maybe some dolfins.
This was suppose to be the warmest part of New Zealand, closest to equator. The central restaurant says we are 35 degrees south. There are several low pressures going by so the weather is sun and rain and sun and hail, etc. No matter what the weather, Paihia is a great little town to unwind. A twenty minute walk along the beach and you get to the place where the treaty was signed between the Maori and Europeans.


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Morning

On my way to boat
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View

Nice village behind camera; filled with good restaurants and cafes
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Good fuel

Smaller carbon footprint for this tourist outing
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Power Shells

What they look like on outside and inside
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Thirty-Five Degrees

That is where I am! only south....
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Looking for Dolfins

Yup, the captain is steering with his foot while he peers out to find elusive sea critters
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Maori used this rock to cook food


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