I loved the idea.
So when when the Captain gave me a bit (okay, a lot) of shore leave while he remained on the boat fixing things, I decided to take the opportunity to participate with a walk on the beautiful Opua – Paihia Coastal Walkway.
The up to 8 km walk on a well-maintained, mixed grade trail offers beautiful scenery with the perfect balance of shade and sun.
Here is a bit of what I saw along the way.
The walk is well worth the time if you find yourself in the Bay of Islands….
..with a bit of shore leave…
…however you get here.