RTW Day 24 - Auckland March 11th 2018 This morning we start with a passion of mine; weird sculptures. Owls, on this occasion. The Big Hoot places 50 owls painted by local artists around town. We manage to locate 20 before losing interest. Or at least until the old man loses interest. He has spotted a boat and can’t resist a boat ride.
We take a ferry to Waiheke Island, which is a lovely afternoon out for two reasons; (1) the ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand 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