10/10/14

sugarloaf islands, new plymouth

These islands are called Sugarloaf Islands because Captain Cook thought the bird guano looked like the sugar he put in his tea. They surround an  extinct underwater volcano.



12 comments:

Jocee said...

Great picture, they do look like loaf's sitting in the sea. :)

Gusta Bogdan said...

so beautiful, I wish I were there...

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

You have a wondrous coastline. It may have looked like sugar but wouldn't have tasted so good!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

John beat me to the comment about taste. Stunning views!

Donna said...

What an interesting spot!!

marshaleith said...

great photograph!

Karin M. said...

A wonderful piece of earth ...
Best regards, Karin

Susie@life-change-compost.com said...

Interesting naming by Captain Cook...lol. Did he really want to think of bird guano every time he took his morning tea? Weird guy. Stunning photograph!

A Quiet Corner said...

Awesome shot! Although we sometimes forget about nature, she is always there...:)JP

NatureFootstep said...

a great story :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Beautiful bit of history.
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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's a nice thought that is -- glad I don't take sugar in my coffee! Forgetting good old Captain Cook's oddness, it is a beautiful and very photogenic area -- moody and pristine (I don't even see any of that 'sugar'.