|The low cone of Rangitoto Island, Auckland's youngest of many volcanoes, dominates the harbour entrance.|
|The beach at Campbell's Bay|
These flowers were being mobbed by introduced honey bees.
The cliffs are fringed with pōhutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa), arguably our most beautiful flowering tree (family Myrtaceae).
|Metrosideros excelsa, near Campbell's Bay (Karly Garnock-Jones, photo)|
We followed the cliff tops for a way to avoid the rising tide, and stopped for lunch at this view of the Hauraki Gulf:
Lunch was the best part: cold roast beef sandwiches, on Turkish wholemeal & walnut bread, Zerrin Gunaydin's delicious recipe. You should check out her foodie blog.