A long time ago, in a far, far, far country….. LOL Well, Merlin was getting bored during the weekend and she decided to explore the Coromandel Peninsula… in one day. Ok, I was living in a town south of Auckland, so it wasn’t that far… on the map. In reality, as I would have found out at my own expense it was a very long trip and maybe, just saying, maybe I should have stayed for the night in a B&B.
Instead, I didn’t and the driving time was incredibly long… but of course, when you visit beautiful and new locations (to me, at least) time doesn’t really matter, right? 😉
Well, I know that you just want to see the pictures. The weather was sometimes cloudy sometimes sunny so the pictures came out with not a great quality….. I selected the best ones. I don’t remember the names of cities and places I took a picture of, I should have noted those but I didn’t. So, if anyone from these places recognise them in my pictures, please feel free to contact me and I will happily update the post.
Unfortunately I haven’t a page on Facebook anymore since July 2016, therefore these are the only pics I could upload to the page:
A sign of a Kiwi Protection Area:
And, last but not the least… The route I had chosen to go back to Auckland was flooded, a river was running over it… I was stopped by fire rescuers and only some SUVs could actually ford the place.. See for yourself the state of highway A25 on that day… (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_State_Highway_25). The river is running from right to left in the picture, meaning crossing the highway.
See you soon for more New Zealand pictures and tales!! 🙂