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Our trip to
New Zealand and the Cook Islands
23 - December 14, 2006
October 23, 2006 we left Whitehorse at 8:00 am to arrrive in Auckland - New
Zealand on Wednesday morning 6:30 am local time. Mind you we passed the date
line so we lost 24 hrs. that we got back on our return trip.
Here in Auckland we picked up our campervan BBA321 from Gateway Motorhome
Rentals: our home for the next 7 weeks.
times during our trip we called New Zealand a country of shapes, sounds and
Shapes: because of the many interesting shapes found in, for us unfamiliar,
trees, the ferns, the Maori carvings, the volcanic landscape.
Sounds: because of the melodic songs of ptuis and bellbirds, the shrieks of
the penguins , the noise of the constant winds.
Colours: it was spring in New Zealand and the flowers were blooming.
It is difficult to show you sounds as we did not have a recording device but
here are a few pictures of unfamiliar birds to us. Imagine the cacaphony!
look at all these blooming flowers and for those of you with a sense of smell
imagine the fragrances.
Clicking on any of the
photos will open a new window with an enlargement.
January 31, 2007