One of our favorite anchorages is the south side of Roberton Island – a sandy lagoon with good holding for northerly quadrant winds. The track up to the pa site lookout is very well maintained by DOC. And the payoff is stunning views of the Bay of Islands.
According to DOC “This track equates to approximately 467 steps” towards your goal of 10,000 steps Northland.
We anchored at Roberton on the morning of 5 December, had a quiet lunch, then set off for walks ashore, including the track up to the pa site.
Sunday morning 7 December Mario and Paula of s/v PAJET joined us for coffees (not sure if our NZ coffee was up to their Brazilian standards). Shortly after Krista and Richard on m/v KARMA joined us in the anchorage — so our morning coffee soon expanded to six. By the time we had swapped a few sea stories it was getting into the afternoon, so we decided to walk up to the pa site lookout Monday early in the morning.
That evening we enjoyed some of those special Bay of Islands sunsets. Then Monday we had a very fun wander and climb — parking ourselves on the bench at the top to savor the 360 degree views of the Bay of Islands.