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Bark Bay  

Bark Bay

Sounding out to Nelson

January 20th 2008
The first thing we noticed about the South Island in between jaw-cracking yawning was the sandflies (aka Blackflies) they are not as bad as mossies, but they are a close second. They bite and have no fear to swiping or insect repellent it seems, you have to be unmerciful and just crush them as soon as possible. But a small price to pay in contrast to how gorgeous the South Island is. The ying ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Abel Tasman National Park

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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