Having a Whale of a time September 25th 2011 Having A Whale of a time.
Dunedin is a very favoured spot, sat at the top end of a long sheltered bay. It is also very hilly and out of the sun was pretty cold. I need to say in praise of the local New Zealanders that they are a hardy bunch, many of them wearing shorts 52 weeks a year, rain/snow or shine, seems that you are classed as a wimp if you have to revert to long trousers (puts me firml ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Kaikoura 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