Late that afternoon we lifted the anchor again, and were off to Great Barrier Island, some 80 miles from the Bay of Islands. We decided to sail the night to be there early morning. We passed the dolphins playing among the boats, and were heading for the open water again.
|Carole and Joe|
We had a quick stop at a little camping spot while sailing to other anchorages, and the women were doing the washing. Just look at the tumble dryers! When is the last time you saw one?
We walked the most beautiful forest, enjoying the kauri trees towering above us. We spotted the Tui bird fluffing its feathers and giving its cry. We saw the old catching dams which they build to transport the huge kauri logs. The fern trees, silver ferns and many more greens were enveloping us in this forest. We enjoyed the hanging bridges and walked and climbed about 10 km. It was a good introduction into the real world again…soft. Our muscles were aching after almost three months, but it was such a good ache!