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Arch at Wharariki Beach

The Northern bits of the South Island

February 12th 2011
So, here we are sitting in our car at our campsite at the base of Mt. Cook hiding from the rain, finishing the last of a bottle of Cab. Sauv., eating TimTams, and trying to think of something interesting to write for our blog. We’re getting a bit behind since New Zealand doesn’t have much for free Wifi. Seems that the only place that you can get free internet is McDonalds, and sadly there ar ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Golden Bay

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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21st February 2011

Stunning photo
I love the light in this shot - well done!
21st February 2011

stunning
21st February 2011

If I am not mistaken, there is quite a bit of mythological history behind this rock? something to do, with mermaids, or ( watermen) and a girl who fell in love with one of them correct? apparently the locals still believe they can hear her crying out her love for him at night? and that the hole is meant to be there gateway to love? something along those lines? maybe im thinking of a different rock formation but its quite something to forget?

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