Mystery bird on the golf course this a.m. (an Oystercatcher??)
Hole no. 11 at Waitangi Golf Club
Sunrise view from our room
While Bill was golfing, I went back to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds Museum area & paid the $20 so I could go inside & read all the info. It was very interesting!
Remember that huge war canoe (waka in Maori) under the shed I showed you yesterday?? Here’s the stump of the gigantic kauri tree from which the canoe was made!
Te Whare Runanga (the Maori meeting house) on the Museum grounds
The inside of the meeting house–all the walls and ceiling were made up of carvings & decorations. It was really impressive!
On board the boat for dolphin-watching, seeing the Hole in the Rock, & ferrying over to the town of Russell across the bay
Looking for dolphins
We saw 2 dolphins! We couldn’t get any good pics, but we really did see them.
Coming up to The Hole in the Rock
Another pretty island beach
Coming up to Russell
I bought a hat!
We hiked up to the top of a hill & had a great view of the whole bay!
All that hiking made us thirsty!