Friday, April 09, 2010

while my wife and Colin are getting ready
I have a few minutes to write to you in the Wayfarer motel computer
we are off today to Cape Reinga and drive parallel to the 90 mile beach
to the northernmost point of New Zealand...
yesterday we stayed at the most beautiful little bed and breakfast home
at Waurei meaning warm waters (Maori language)
with Jenny and Bob...
so far so good on this short little trip
because I can't afford to spend over a $100/night too long..
I have lots of pics to enter now that I have 3 cameras!
by the way, thanks for giving me a wake up call the other morning, Eliazar,
my Venezuelan cohort when we were teaching in Utopachi
in the beautiful Land of Enchantment!
it's nice to know that Rosemary (our teacher assistant) was thinking of me
(I heard she's afraid I'll come back!)

Cape Reinga is generally considered the separation marker between the Tasman Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. From the lighthouse it is possible to watch the tidal race, as the two seas clash to create unsettled waters just off the coast. The Māori refer to this as the meeting of Te Moana-a-Rehua, 'the sea of Rehua' with Te Tai-o-Whitirea, 'the sea of Whitirea', Rehua and Whitirea being a male and a female respectively

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