Published: February 18th 2008February 18th 2008
Day 4 Russell (Monday 2/18)
We drove the back road (Coastal Road) from Wangarei to Russell. Stopped for a picnic and really enjoyed the lovely coastline. We must have gone over 30 one lane bridges.
Russell is where the first whites settled. It overlooks the Bay of Islands. Personally I have mixed feeling about Russell. It is beautiful but basically your tourist town. I found the small fishing towns on the drive up much more interesting.
We took the main road back to Wangarei but first had to take a Ferry to get to the main road. It was probably a 5 hour trip and I am finding that Juanita’s energy level is about 4 hours. I guess it is time to make some adjustments.
We made a nice supper in the Motel room and watched NZ version of 60 Min.s. They combine some NZ stories and a story or two from the US version of 60 Min.s.
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