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October 8 Bay of. Islands, New Zealand

Bay of Islands, New Zealand, beautiful beach, beautiful people

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October 8 Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Awoke to a magnificent view of the Bay of Islands! There was this amazing blanket of fog on the water, and just the tips of the volcano mountains peeking above. The pictures don’t do it justice but it will give you a bit of an idea what it looked like.

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And here’s the tender going from the ship to the shore:

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There was a family of dolphins jumping about near the ship. Again the photo barely captures them, but they were quite fun to watch.

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The tender dropped us at the Waitangi Pier and we took a shuttle to Paihia. Sights along the way on our short shuttle ride:

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We strolled through the open air Craft Market, made a purchase or two and marvelled at the beautiful hand made crafts, clothing, fabric and jewelry.

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We stopped for a beverage and an appetizer at a local rib place, then decided to walk back to the pier to catch the Tender back to the ship. It was about a half hour walk with wonderful scenery. What a beautiful island this is. We strolled along the boardwalk and along the Te Tii Beach, enjoying the warm sunshine and light breeze off the ocean.

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Back on board the ship we rested a bit, cleaned up for dinner and watched the beautiful sunset, yes another beautiful one!

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Dinner in the BLU was another memorable meal, followed by a show in the theatre, featuring Daniel Mallari, a singer with an incredible voice (from opera to modern, rich and deep voice) now from Australia, originally from the Philippines. We so enjoyed his show, as did the audience which kept to their feet a few times during his performance.

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We hung out in the Casino for a little while; watched a slot tournament. And then it was time for bed. That’s a wrap for the day, more to come...Carol on the go!

Posted by carolonthego 21:53 Archived in New Zealand

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