Bay of Islands & Cape Reinga, North Island, New Zealand

The final few days in this whistle-stop tour.  Paihia is the jumping off point to the Bay of Islands. In a word; underwhelming. Ha Long Bay it is not. You can also do day trips to the 90 Mile Beach, where you drive the highway parallel to the waves, and sandboard on boogie boards in the dunes.

On the very Northernest tip of North Island, is Cape Reigna. Perched on the very edge of New Zealand, is a spot marked with a lighthouse where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. According to Maori legend, it’s here – where the blue/gray waves collide – where lost souls last leave the earth. For me it finely teeters between being beautifully peaceful, and tragically desolate.  I think it’s the lighthouse. They are so sad and lonely! I take lots of sad-looking pics. In sepia just to be extra poetic. Ha, you know what I mean, you’ve done it too. I think I was in a bit of a meloncholy mood!

 

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