Paihia to Urupukapuka Island, New Zealand
The intention had been to anchor in one of the protected harbours on Moturua Island.
The best positions no longer vacant, Australis 1 was instead pointed toward the nature reserve of Urupakapuka Island.
What a boon it proved to be, when late afternoon found us anchoring in Urupukapuka Bay. Peaceful, stunning, pristine!
The Bay of Islands continued surprising the visitor at every turn.