|Big kauri tree|
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016
|Perry on the hard, complete with a grand staircase|
Thursday, December 31, 2015
|Giant sand dunes at 90-mile beach|
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
|Hundertwasser toilets in Kawakawa|
They say 'zed' here in New Zealand rather than 'z'. They also don't measure distances in blocks (think meters) or have brussel sprouts. Other than little things like that, and if you disregard the obvious British influences (accents, driving on the left side), being in New Zealand is a lot like being back in the U.S. Among other things, this means a cornucopia of foodstuffs. Even small convenience stores carry much more than most of the 'big' stores we have visited over the last few years. The kids were literally running around the supermarket yelling, 'Look! They have shrimp! Look! They have broccoli!'
Thursday, November 26, 2015
It's Day 3 of our passage from Fiji to New Zealand and we have run out of the quiche we made before we left. We eye each other hungrily. Matt says, "Don't worry, if you tasted like bacon and cheese, I'd have eaten you a long time ago." Comforting.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
|Conrad the fish at 'Grand Canyon' in Namena.|
It goes down a long way (further than we could see).
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
When you visit a place like Fiji, where people are so friendly and open, one of the benefits is that you learn things that aren't in the guidebooks. For example, we learned that the Indians (from India) that live here usually burn their dead and let the remaining bones wash into the ocean.