Exploring New Zealand. Northland ! Stunning Bays and Lazy Days. EP40

This week we enjoy a brief stopover in the Bay of Islands, before heading North to Northland! 

We explore Whangaroa Harbour and anchor in some stunning bays.  We have a few ‘rain enforced’ lazy days and when the weather clears up,  enjoy some beautiful conditions that are perfect for exploring. We clamber to the  top of St Paul’s Rock and bay hop down the rugged Kiwi coastline between Whangaroa and the Cavalli Islands , where Double Trouble is quite often the only boat in the bay. Just how we like it . 

We hike to the tallest point on Great Cavalli island, from which we have a stunning view back to the mainland. With the weather due to change, we seek a sheltered anchorage for the night. 

We then hoist our trusty Parasailor for another cracking downwind sail back south to the Bay of Islands, to begin preparations for our voyage to Fiji .

Footage from April 2019