We have spent the last five days exploring the islands. What a fantastic area to cruise around. It is all very sheltered and there are lots of anchorages in different bays and so there is shelter from just about any wind direction.
We started off in Oke Bay, a beautiful little bay with a nice beach and lined with trees. We then did a fairly big walk to Cape Brett which is at the southern end of the Bay of Islands. The walk was only 5km each way from Deep Water Bay, but there was a lot of up and down! There were great views from the Cape and it gave us an idea of what is to come as we head south.
|Deep Water Bay|
|X-Pat at anchor in Oke Bay|
|The path to Cape Brett|
|A ray getting cleaned|
|The food just keeps coming!|
|New Zealand Christmas Tree|
|Amazing root system on these Christmas Trees|
|Views of the Bay of Islands|
We are back in the marina now at Opua and plan to get the boat tidied up over the next few days before we fly back to Sydney for Christmas.