New Zealand has a rich sailing heritage and one of the highest ownership of boats per capita in the world (estimated at 1 in 3). No wonder you see boats of all sizes in every sheltered bay along the coast.
It's not the boats at anchor in the bays that draw my attention, it's the tinnies resting on the beaches.
If there's no beach, they will be pulled up on to a bank.
I can't resist a working boat either.
Opua to Russell car ferry
Paihia to Russell passenger ferry
Ahh, and one like me - a retired boat. I'm pleased to say I'm in better shape.