One of the things with the Bay of Islands is how to get an appreciation of the bay full of islands. You can visit Russell and Paihia and Kerikeri and wonder what it is all about. Probably boat trips give a better appreciation but one thing with boat trips is that they all tend to be at sea level. And cost chunks of money. Exploring by car from Kerikeri we came across an excellent view point above Opito Bay which is at the end of the peninsula between Kerikeri and Te Puna inlets of the Bay of Islands. It was a very strategic location in the days when all transport was by water so there are remnants of Maori pas.
The two signs above are both information signs in Opito Bay and are both to the same place and yet the names used are not the same. It never seems to occur to the people who are responsible for signs that they might create more confusion rather than less.
I don’t make colour photos into black and white ones; or hardly ever – I’m not sure what the point is with most of that. But some views are almost black and white anyway with colourless lighting and the photo above is one of those. It remains a colour photo and just looks like a black and white one.