Merlin’s Travels: Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

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:

Coromandel Peninsula

Coromandel Peninsula 2

Coromandel Peninsula 3

Coromandel Peninsula 4

Coromandel Peninsula 5

Coromandel Peninsula 6

A sign of a Kiwi Protection Area:

Kiwi sign

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… ( The river is running from right to left in the picture, meaning crossing the highway.

State Highway A25

See you soon for more New Zealand pictures and tales!! 🙂



2 thoughts on “Merlin’s Travels: Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

    1. Mi ci sono trovata molto bene!! Per chi ama la natura e star fuori all’aria aperta è senz’altro una terra mitica, per chi ama la vita sociale (ristoranti, divertimenti, musei, ecc.) non è la nazione per loro. Io rientro nella prima categoria e se avessi avuto chances per ottenere la permanent residency.. Beh, sarei ancora lì! Chissà se un giorno realizzerò il mio sogno, mi sa che sono troppo in là con g anni!


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