wild Agapanthus growing on the dunes at Whangamata
In reality, these plants can be seen all over New Zealand. Some are cultivated, some are wild, some are seen as being weeds, and it turns out they were introduced from South Africa before taking over New Zealand.
The Coromandel part 2 January 3rd 2010 On day 6, I returned to an area south of the peninsular where the roads are straighter and the crowds less obvious. After filling up at a petrol station in the village of Bombay (honest), I turned off the main A1 road at the very humble village of Ohinewal , and headed past the Hapuakohe Mountains towards the town of Paeroa. Now, I have to tell you that New Zealanders are proud of their production ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Coromandel Peninsula 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