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Monday, February 18, 2008

Waipu Cove - New Zealand's Beaches

Waipu pohutakawa sml

Waipu - pronouced "Why Poo?" - yeah yeah - but that is obviously not its meaning. Wai is a Maori word means Water, and Pu meaning Song - Water Song. It is an idyllic spot with a long sandy beach stretching along one end, and a discrete cove at the other end. A stream of salty water ambles it's way around the cliff, ducking under the Pohutukawa trees, whose branches tickle the gentle waves. Pohutukawa have a continual love affair with the turbuant waters of the easten oceans of New Zealand. When the tide is out it is great to scramble over the rocks to a private bay of pebbles - their smooth, even shape act to massage your feet in the warmth of the sunshine.

Wikipedia - "Waipu is a small town in Bream Bay, in the Northland Region of New Zealand, with a Scottish heritage. Waipu was the centre of a significant Presbyterian settlement led by Rev. Norman McLeod, a Presbyterian Minister who led his people from the Highlands of Scotland to New Zealand via St. Ann's, Nova Scotia and Australia. Five shiploads of settlers arrived at Waipu in the 1850s. For more details about the original European settlers, see the Rev. Norman McLeod entry.
A highlight of the town's calendar is the annual Highland Games held at New Year."

Check out the links in bold. I won't earn anything, they won't earn anything, but you might earn yourself a little more indepth into the country that is New Zealand.


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Chica said...

That is so stunningly beautiful.. wow is about all I can stammer at the moment, i can't stop looking at it. :)

Treehouse Dwellers said...

Thanks heaps for both comments. Yeah I love this pic - but then it is a gorgeous cove - must go back to it sometime soon.

PS will enter your compare and share Chica - just giving it some thought.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Very nice!!!

Michael said...

Beautiful photography. Congratulations, and thanks for posting something like this that makes me smile and think.

Debo Hobo said...

That is a beautiful image!

Claire said...

I absolutely love this tree!

and the Scottish link is very interesting.

biz said...

nice photo