Day 24; Pahia – Russell Forest Shelter

4 hours.

Today we set off at 8:30am for the high tide approach into Waikare Landing on the water taxi. It was a cracker morning and an awesome ride up the inlet. It took about 30 mins and we went past heaps of the sailing boats that were about for the Bay of Islands sailing regatta. Our taxi skipper was fantastic!

Once at the landing we waved goodbye and headed up the road towards the Russell Forest. After the short road walk it was a nice short walk through the bush then a couple of hours following a stream into the Russell Forest Shelter.

We arrived nice and early at the shelter – about 2pm. We managed to do a bit of laundry and relaxing for the afternoon šŸ™‚ Its a great wee spot for camping and is fantastic to have the shelter there.

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Setting off on the water taxi heading up the inlet.
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Front of the boat and our fantastic skipper.
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One of the big sail boats in the bays.
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Approaching Waikare Landing.
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Our water taxi heading away.
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The road leading into the Russell Forest.
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Bush track in the Russell Forest.
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Me walking up the stream section of the Russell Forest.
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Russell Forest shelter and our tent all set up for the night.
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