163 - 2nd July 2006 - Paihai and Russell and Waitangi


Not a bad view to wake up to!


Morning sun in the bay


Sparkling Water


Dolphins!


These guys were everywhere in the Bay of Islands


They were swimming around our ferry


They came pretty close to us


In groups


Boat Racing


Russel


In the museum - Canoe


A replica of Captain Cooks ship - The Endeavour


The Christ Church - The first in New Zealand


Inside


Rose at the Pompallier


Approaching the Pompallier


View from the top window


Inside the attic


Printing Case - Each compartment stores a letter - small letters at the bottom, capital letters at the top - hence Lower Case and Upper Case letters


A coin - used to compile the letters together - hence the term - to coin a phrase


The proofing press


View from the balcony


Sewing the spine together


Shaping the book


Leather bound


The main press


The tanning area out the back


Pip outside the Pompallier


The Pompallier House


Russel Beach


The Kings Fast Ferry - 5 minutes to Paihia


At Waitangi


The cafe


Huge war canoe


It was carved from this former tree


Decoration on the side


The intricate head / tail piece (I'm not sure which)


The whole canoe


Carving on the building


The view into the Bay of Islands


This flag marks the approximate spot where the treaty of Waitangi was signed


The treaty between the Maori and the British brought New Zealand into British hands


James Busby's house - a recreation


Not sure what this bird is but I liked his head feather


Sunset at Waitangi


Sunset


Restaurant by the river