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Even though autumn is on the calendar and in the air, the garden
still has plenty of color.
Floral Friday Photos
floral friday photos
Wednesday around the World
This is another shot of the stromatolites at Wai-iti Beach.
What is your world looking like this week?
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While we were in Whakatane, we visited some Maori sights.
This is Muriwai's Cave, one of the three landmarks Toroa was told to look for when returning to New Zealand from Hawaiki.
Click here for the legend behind the cave.
Wairere Falls, the second place in the legend.
Irakewa Rock is the third place in the legend. It seems that most of it was
destroyed but some remains.
Click here for more information.
This is the statue of
that stands in Whakatane Harbor.
Every time I've taken her photo, I've had to 'remove' a seagull from her head!!
Our World Tuesday
My Sunday Best
my sunday best
our world tuesday
some of this and that from our holiday
This cheeky guy watched us eat our brunch from the next table.
And this guy watched us eat lunch!
We went to
Hot Water Beach
, where you can dig your own thermal pool on the beach!
Willy Nilly Friday
Friday's Fave Five
(maybe a few more!)
fridays fave five
willy nilly friday
Rangiriri Heritage Center
When we stopped for coffee at this little place, I had been looking out the side window (as usual) when the car stopped, so the sign below made me giggle out loud when I looked up.
[In Maori, 'wh' is pronounced 'f', so the sign said 'coffee' after a think.]
Our coffee and snack were delicious and the cashier/host was lovely to us.
There were some really interesting things to see in their museum that was attached to the cafe.
I wish I had taken more photos. But, I'm sure we'll stop there again sometime.
Their Facebook page has the most information that I can find on the Rangiriri Heritage Center.
Sunday in my City
rangiriri heritage center.
sunday in my city
lakeland queen cruise, rotorua
Our original trip to White Island was cancelled due to weather, so Hubby drove us over
to Rotorua for a lunch cruise on
the Lakeland Queen
, a gorgeous paddleboat.
We had seen black swans along the edge of the lake before, but today was scaups.
While we took a one-hour cruise around Lake Rotorua, we had a lovely lunch buffet.
The food was fabulous and the crew were awesome.
I love the idea that we were on a paddleboat.
The weather in Rotorua wasn't much better, but it was lovely to see the scenery
from a different perspective.
This church on Lake Rotorua is part of the
Ohinemutu Maori Village
You can take tours of different types of buildings but the weather kept us in the car.
Wild Bird Wednesday
wild bird wednesday
In case you need a shot of spring, here's one!
What is your world looking like this week? Link up your
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The different types of buildings always catch my eye.
Good Random Fun
My Sunday Best
Amaze me Monday
amaze me monday
good random fun
my sunday best
Hubby finds the best stuff to see when he plans our holidays!
One stop was at Okere Falls Scenic Reserve which is a small but gorgeous place.
Click here for more information about them.
There were ferns of all kinds growing along the walkways.
It seemed like forever, but I did make it to the bottom of Hinemoa's Steps!
Click here for her story.
The roar of the water was fantastic to hear.
The following photos are Hubby's that he took at the Trout Pool Falls.
You're the Star
Little Things Thursday
little things thursday
you're the star