Taking the long way to Russell

Taking the long way to Russell

I’ve only ever been to Russell on the ferry from Paihia.  Which means I go on foot, which means (remembering I’m rather lazy) that I only ever explore a couple of streets of Russell.  But this was the weekend that we’d change all this by going the long way to...
The Hokianga Ferry – Mind that gap in the map 

The Hokianga Ferry – Mind that gap in the map 

Geography was never my strong subject.  Maps elude and often confuse me (hence I’m in the business of Getting Lost) and I tend to take google as gospel when it comes to drive times.  And so it was that I missed the vital ribbon of blue on the map that separates Rawene...