We got skunked on scuba diving at Poor Knights Island, because the seas were too rough. Too bad – it’s one of the top 5 dive sites in the world. Our captain said it was only the 2nd time in 10 years that he’s started off and returned to shore due to the weather. As they say here… bugger!!

Instead we hiked around the lovely Waitangi Falls, where locals were swinging from tree ropes into pools at the top of the falls. If it were sunny, and we weren’t so groggy from preventative Dramamine, we would have joined them. As we got down below the tree canopy, the sound of the bugs in the trees was deafening. We never saw one bug, but we could hear them everywhere. Strange.