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South Pacific Ocean

Sail360 David Townsend

Misty mornings – Opua in the Bay of Islands, in the sub-tropical Northland Region of New Zealand.

One of the first port for overseas yachts arriving in the country after crossing the Pacific Ocean. In the original 1870s plans for the town, it was named Newport. The town of Paihia is nearby, and the small settlement of Te Haumi is in between.