Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ancient places.......

Hello sweet-peas.

Yesterday we had a lovely restful day at Ahipaha, it rained off and on, so we spent most of the day reading and playing cards. 

Today we took the amazing, and scenic drive along the coast, stopping at the Hokianga Harbour for lunch, the sand dunes are so beautiful and its quite overwhelming when you see them come into view.

From there we drove in to the twisting "Waipoua Forrest", which is an ancient part of this country  filled with towering  Kauri trees and Maori Legends.
"Tane Mahuta" (lord of the Forrest) is a Kauri tree believed to be over 2000 years old, this majestic tree stands 51.5m tall and the trunk girth is 13.8m.
To stand at the base of this truly beautiful and magnificent tree was quite moving, you feel the history of the past swirling around you and their is a feeling of "knowing" present.

We are tonight staying at another beautiful beach camp, Baylys Bay, tomorrow we are heading to the Kauri Museum in Matakohe. It looks like its going to be an inspiring place too.

Sleep tight lovely poppets.....

From a happy and tired little tumbleweed.

LoVe V&W


  1. That forest looks magical and the beach rocks. Every time I read your blog I try and say the place names out aloud and fail miserably.
    Have fun! x

  2. Beautiful pictures - yet again. The beach looks heavenly. xx

  3. Wow - that tree is spectacular! Happy travels, Squirrels - I am really enjoying this tour of NZ! Sarah xxx

  4. Wonderful ancient tree, and wow, look at that stunning beach! xxx

  5. Beautiful place! Wow! This tree is huge! Kisses x xxx

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  7. I think you guys really appreciate the places you are seeing, it's so refreshing. Beauty is all around but sometimes we don't see it. That tree is incredible and I totally get what you mean by you could feel it's ancientness. Native Americans feel the same way about rivers after all they hold the secrets of their ancestors. I'm with Vix I can't pronounce any of these places but it sure doesn't distract from how beautiful they are.

  8. You gorgeous pair, the kauri trees are so beautiful, what an amazing place.

  9. Sweetest tumbleweeds, I love your ramblings. The names of places and things there are so irresistible and the majesty of old trees is quite awe-inspiring. Beautiful places.