Canavan Transpacific Journey 2018 travel blog

 

Morning sunrise over Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

Where the tender dropped us

Paihia

 


Today was our last port before we get to Sydney. Bay of Islands consists of 144 islands, some uninhabited. We were scheduled to kayak here but the weather did not cooperate. At the time we were supposed to go the temperature was around 50 and it was breezy so we did not venture out ( we didn’t have the right clothes). Instead, we explored the small village of Paihia (pronounced pie here). Views once again were stunning. There is not much to the town but on days when the cruise ships come in they set up a pretty nice artisan fair. Everything there was made in New Zealand. It looks like a sleepy beach town. Real estate prices are high as they seem to be all over NZ.

On our walk back to the tender I finally got to do some shelling as we walked along the beach. Wildwood Crest still has my favorite sand.

After lunch back on the boat, we spent a lazy afternoon sitting by the pool in the solarium. Tonight we have been invited to watch from the helipad as we pull out of the channel. Can’t believe we only have 3 nights left. What started out seeming like a long time at sea has flown by. It has been lots of fun with the majority on board being Aussies. We seem to be quite the novelty. There are not many Americans on board and everyone seems eager to talk with us. We have met some very nice couples.



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