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new zealand ~ bay of islands to whangarei

Posted by on November 30, 2014

January 2 – 3 , 2014

With an overnight stop in Whangamumu Bay, we took two leisurely days to sail from Bay of Islands to the Whangarei area.

sailor girl

 

 

west side of Cape Brett ~ inside Bay of Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cute Little Blue Penguin sleeping?

 

oops! think we woke the penguin!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motukokako Island ~ also known as Piercy

 

boats go through the tunnel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eastern side of Cape Brett Lighthouse

 

my dad enjoying the helm while Wil relaxes

 

enjoying the extra crew onboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hanging a new gift from Santa

 

approaching Bream Head

 

 

 

 

 

 

gorgeous rolling hills of Parua Bay, Whangarei

Upon our arrival to Parua Bay, we were greeted by dear family friends who have been living in New Zealand.  We were able to anchor near their home, and they took us in for dinner during our first night there.  In addition to spending the next couple of days getting reaquainted with our friends, we also got to enjoy the amenities of a real house.  Long, hot showers and a clothes washer!

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