MCoW-River

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Still in New Zealand’s

North Island.

 We were travelling between

Whakatane and Whangamata

and captured a few images of this river.

Last week I published this image thinking

it was White Island…

Many thanks to Betty’s expert for

clarifying my White Island query.

Turns out I was sold a furphy and this is not

White Island (the volcano) but,

Moutohora Island also called Whale Island

and it’s only about 9 km from shore.

Makes a lot more sense.

Our Auckland born and bred daughter-in-law

had not ever visited the end of her motherland

and was no help 🙂

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My-Corner-of-the-World:  Milford-Sound

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MCoW-White-Island

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In  2018 during our North Island road trip

we visited the Ohope (southern) end of

The Bay of Plenty

Locals told me this was White Island.

In view of recent activity over there I was

just wondering if you could clarify that for me please.

I was only using a 250 mm lens and the island

appears much closer than the 50 km it is

from Whakatane or Optiki Beaches.

Happy New Year to you Betty and thank

you for visiting my site and introducing yours.

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My-Corner-of-the-World:  Happy-New-Year

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Whimsical

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Because all of our travels over recent years have been so ‘organised’

we decided that the pre-wedding road trip was to be a relaxing venture. 

No more than two or three hours driving each day. 

We booked accommodation in six different towns/cities

and from there it was whichever way the wind blew! 

Auckland, Waitomo, Taupo, Rotorua, Whakatane, Matamata and back to Auckland. Consequently locals were only too happy to direct us to some

of the rarer sites of New Zealand. 

Mentioning that we were going to Whakatane

drew several comments urging us on to Ohope Beach,

near the most southern part of the Bay of Plenty.

 

And this is what we found. 

A beautiful stretch of coastline which, I am sure,

would be jam-packed with beachgoers

and tourists in the warmer months.

In early October the dog was enjoying an unimpeded walk.

No-one appeared to be concerned about White Island,

an active volcano, on the horizon.


This last shot is looking towards Opotiki. 

we also decided to visit seeing as we were nearby.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Whimsical

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