After a terrific few days on the north island Andy and I are now heading to Christchurch on the south island. So far New Zealand has exceeded all of my expectations. The people are so great and the weather and scenery are fantastic! Yesterday was spent in the Bay of Islands visiting the Waitangi treaty grounds and taking the ferry over to Russell, a beautiful seaside village that was the first capital of New Zealand. Took lots of great pictures that I'll post later today. The north island has been amazing and the south island is supposed to be even more spectacular . . . can't wait to see it!