Onetangi BeachWe spent the day exploring and getting a feel for the Island. The heaviest populated area is in the northern part of the Island where a small town sits. There are dozens of art galleries we will check out later. We drove on through that town into the more rural areas where the vineyards are. Some of them seem to be on almost vertical tracks of land. Because of the hilly terrain there are very scenic and expansive views of all the several bays, the Tasman Sea and the Gulf. Cyclone Gita has been causing havoc north of here near Australia. The southern Alps have slowed it to heavy winds. We got a taste of it at Onetangi Beach. See the pictures at flickr.