It’s been a while but here I am back from the trip around New Caledonia. It was perfect! When deciding where to go during Xmas holidays this small Pacific country popped up and there we were standing on those beautiful sandy beaches, strolling around small villages and amazing islands for two weeks.
New Caledonia is still not crazy popular tourist destination and that’s a huge plus. It wasn’t hard to find unique, silent places with beautiful views of the lagoon.
When to go, where to go, how to travel around and what not to miss while in Nouvelle Caledonie you will read here in my next posts.
Road trip along North Otago coast will lead you to this unusually large boulders lying at the Koekohe Beach.
Moeraki Boulders are natural phenomenon and one of the most popular attractions here on the South Island.
Originally formed around 60 million years ago these three meters in diameter stones are definitely great place for a bit different photo.
According to Maori legend these boulders are gourds washed ashore from the great voyaging canoe Araiteuru when it was wrecked after the landfall in New Zealand. According to science it is result of formations created by hardening sea sediment exposed through sea erosion.
One of my favorite places, half hour drive from downtown Auckland, is the small town on the east coast and its beautiful, long, sandy beach Orewa. While we were living near this place coming here, for a nice, relaxing walk, was a part of every day. Back then we were housesitting so we spent a lot of time here with the dog that we took care of. You can imagine how much did he enjoy running freely from the one side to another. During one of those walks I captured this photo. It was just a few minutes before the rain. Look at this sand, it was like walkig over the glass mirror…