Day 5 - The Coromandel January 2nd 2010 A couple of housekeeping points before I start:
1. In my last entry, the attempt to load a video clip did not work out. If I get a rainy day, I might look into this - and I might not.
2. The original plan to write every evening has been replaced by a better plan that involves enjoying the trip to the full, and only writing if there’s nothing better to do (like now, on the coach between stops).
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Coromandel 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
The travel plan is to travel round the world to celebrate my half century. Leg 1 is Amsterdam to London on 26th December 2009, then on to New Zealand via LA and the Cook Islands, arriving January 1st 2010.... full info