We went to the largest town nearby and did a little shopping and had our packed lunch on the beach there. Then we headed north to take in Rainbow Falls:
Daniel and I were both amused by this duck that was very nonchalantly diving for plants right at the edge of the falls. He did not seem concerned in the slightest by the water going over the edge right next to him:
After that we went to this lovely bay our host had recommended. This is pretty typical of the Bay of Islands, as it is a collection of quiet little bays, coves, and inlets (honestly not sure one what the difference is between the three):
It was a nice slow relaxing day. We had to drive 6 hours the next day, so that was nice.