Russell, the hellhole of the Pacific
First stop, the reserve and a tiny beach reached by scrambling at high tide. I saw a fantail while taking the macro shot- a great way of standing still to get them to come! I tried to record a tui which was trying to teach another a song but it stopped when I got out my camera. Then off to Long beach for a swim – big waves but nice once in. I had to dive into a few! On the ferry back the heavens opened and I took the last misty island photo while getting drenched. Funny weather for the Bay of Islands!