went to Leigh and swam in the marine reserve. as soon as we started snorkeling we saw a stingray right underneath us. saw maumau, snapper, leatherjackets, moki and pomare. quite a few stringy jellyfish. water was freezing but had a full 5mm wetsuit and stayed in for over an hour. $30 for the hireage was pretty good. had a warm shower after. got fish n chips in wellsford for lunch. headed to whangarei.