Its now the afternoon of Saturday the 10th of December 2011. The town of Russell is fairly small and it took no time at all for us to visit the historic sites. Having devoured some tasty local fish we were sat on the picnic table by the beach wondering what to do with the rest of the day.
Yes you may have guessed it, the local cuisine I devoured was indeed fish and chips, and what fantastic quality, full marks indeed! I don’t remember the name of the place but I think it had a crab in it’s name?
Feeling rather overcome with guilt from out glutenous impulse, we decided a walk to the beach on the other side of the island was required.
Following a pretty street uphill we found the most enchanting walkway. It was located just below the road and ran almost parallel to the street. The footpath was lined either side with native and tropical bush and flowers. The scent was intoxicating and absolutely divine!
After combatting a couple of hills, some of which were painfully steep, we did eventually arrive to the other side. Long beach in Oneroa Bay looked wild and sounded even more so. I had packed my towel and swim suit hoping to take a dip but to no avail. The wind had picked up and was practically blowing a gail. I might have still chanced it but for the dark clouds gathering above.
Still I enjoyed just being there, breathing in the salty sea air and absorbing the beauty of the place.