It has been quite a time since I climbed the hill at the campsite end of Matauri bay to visit the memorial to the sinking of the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior. The ship was blown up and deliberately sunk on orders of the French Government on July10th 1985.
This event was in direct retaliation for the protest and anti nuclear stance that Greenpeace and New Zealand had taken against the testing of nuclear devices in the Pacific by the French Government.
A great find down a short gravel road the beautiful little Mahinepua bay complete with walkway out on the peninsular.
Tauranga Bay with white fronted terns diving for fish.
More to follow.....