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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Cee’s-FOTD-Challenge19-0407-Onward-to-Hobbiton

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Today we were heading north from Whakatane

and the Ohope Beach / Opotiki region.

We came upon this hillside covered in

what we call Pampas Grass.

The bushy flowers do look attractive,

particularly with the sun behind them.

To the best of my memory pampas

is a noxious weed in Australia.

Somewhere near Paerora is the best

I can do for this image.

We were on our way to Matta Matta

and the Hobbiton Movie Set.

New Zealand