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Apr 10, 2007 - To the top of New Zealand
We travelled up to the most North point of New Zealand today which was a disguisting early start at 6.45am but worth it when we were standing at the tip of the island with Australia to our left (east), Syria straight ahead (north) and South America to our right (west). We were at the point on the island which is most sacred to the tradional culture of the Maori's. Cape Reigna (this is our compromise for spelling) is the point in new Zealand which is most spiritually important to the Maori's as they had such strong beliefs in the after-life...Jump to full entry
Jan 18, 2006 - 90-Mile Beach???
Not quite 90 miles, more like 90 kms, but what a great piece of coastline and beach! We did the tourist thing and took a bus up the beach, a 100km a hour ride on the sand, stopping for cars trapped in the sand, penguins and a bit of dune surfing! One thing these two savy tourists did get right, was not to have put sunscreen on before they hit the dunes! Sun and sand in every nook and cranny when we headed up towards the Northernmost tip of New Zealand, we peeled and scraped the sand off and out, and applied the necessary screening.... The...Jump to full entry
Dec 9, 2005 - Northland
On the road by 9.30 a.m. - a record! Breakfast was memorable - tinned peaches, condensed milk, weetabix or cornflakes, boiled egg and toast (not forgetting the margarine!) Di passed on the lot, can't think why! We then went to a great deli in Keri Keri and had a proper breakfast, funnily enough Di managed to partake of everything in sight this time. Drove on to Waitangi, where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by the British and Maori tribes in 1840, and is the founding document of modern New Zealand. Waitangi visitor centre is also home...Jump to full entry