The various signs were friendlier than we are accustomed to.

"Remember to keep left.

NZ roads are different"

No words necessary to have us slow down.

This Restroom sign made me laugh out loud.


...and cows.

Hot Water Beach near Mercury Bay. You go to the beach with a spade and, near the waters edge, you dig a small pit to reach to the geothermal spring just below the surface of the beach. The water is so hot you have to bring water from the bay to cool it down to a bearable temperature.

It is so easy to anthropomorphize the various rock falls and plants like this:

“The Turtle heads to the meeting.” and then...

...and then the chairman states

“Ahem...This meeting is called to order.”

“The Lion peers to the rear.”

and “The frogs peer back”

Powered by SmugMug Owner Log In