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Monday, March 28 – Paihia

We had planned to go kayaking today, but it was so blustery that even the kayak rental shop wasn't recommending it. Since we watched a kayak tip over in the waves on our way to the shop, we took their advice!

So instead we took a 4-hour long boat trip around the Bay of Plenty, the bay just outside our apartment.

Yet more gorgeous coastline scenery, and a visit to the mouth of the bay to see the Hole in the Rock.

Bay of Islands

Hole in the Rock

The best part of the trip was a stop we made at Urapukapuka, an island in the Bay of Plenty, where we took an hour-long walk with a Maori guide. We walked up to a lovely spot overlooking two different bays, and along the way our guide, John, gave us a lot of interesting information about the Maori.

Our Maori guide

View over the Bay of Plenty

Here are a few photos of the views from our apartment balcony on a sunny day.

Paihia

Paihia

Paihia

 
       
 
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