Paihia (Bay of Islands) November 18th 2015 Drove about 3 hours north to the bay of islands.
Took a 4 hour boat cruise yesterday. Saw some dolphins, whales, beautiful islands (144 in total), had a beer at the oldest licensed establishment in NZ in the town of Russell, very beautiful hike, perfect weather. Great steak dinner put on by the hostel. Poker tournament last night. Lost on my queen kicker to an ace kicker.
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Islands » Paihia The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more