Wednesday, 25 May 2011

All That Glitters - A Photographic Journey

Click on the book above then click again to see the larger images in the portfolio

A three day road trip to Tauranga is now complete and the above images cover some of the sights we saw enroute.

Revisiting old haunts such as Maketu was one of the highlights.  It is now famous for its meat pies but has a much earlier claim to fame; as the landing place of the Arawa canoe in 1340 which brought  Maori to these shores. Quite a sailing feat of some 2,000 miles, navigating by the stars and the waves.

It was the middle of the kiwifruit and mandarin season and Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty, is regarded as the heart of kiwifruit country.

The fish life under the wharves at the Port of Tauranga in Mount Maunganui was prolific and  local fishermen were getting some good catches on both rod and hand lines.

We were blessed with unseasonable warm weather but have returned to the promise of rain in Auckland over the next couple or days.
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