Bay of Islands/Urupukapuka Island


Such a great name!! One of the few that I can get my tongue round and remember!  Its a beautiful Island too, the largest in the Bay of Islands. 
The Bay of Islands is a place of enormous historical significance in NZ. It was one of the first places the Maori settled, it is also the birthplace of european settlement, and it was here in 1840 that the Waitangi Treaty was signed. 
Dolphins really like it here too, so much so that a large Dolphin watching tourist industry has built up in Pahia, the main town.


Sailing past the "hole in the Rock" on the way to The Bay of Islands



The 'Hole'

Urupukapuka Anchorage


Walking up to Trig point 3 (in 3 days)


Trig Man



Roosting time for the pied shags


Time for Tea