North Island, New Zealand -- Auckland to Paihia to Waitangi, and down the Kauri Coast...

June 28 - July 7, 2006


Jetlagged in Auckland...



A brisk winter day, a stunning view.



Our driving mantra: left, left, LEFT!!!






Maori wood carvings form the supports for an awesome couple-hundred-year-old meeting house at the Auckland Museum.




Sound recordings: Waitangi Maori Cultural Center

Song (1:30)

Haka war chant (1:30)





Tree ferns, Tui birds and tea tree forests.

Sound recording: Tui bird (1:37)




A blustery day at the Tasman Sea.





Berkeley, California (car) ► San Francisco (plane) ► Auckland, New Zealand (car) ► Paihia (car) ► Auckland