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... a while some people went to the inside of the boat so I got a perfect spot. When we watched them for the second time the dolphins were in a big group and I took very good pictures. The main attraction on the boat tour was the Motu Kokako "hole in the rock". We went directly through this 20 meter hole, J. That was so cool! However my personal favorite bay is the Otehei Bay. It is ...
... whales. Fishermen would trap whales in nets (a method unique to this region) or spear them and drag them up onto shore and process every part of them including their blood and bones. Then, they would trade or sell whatever they didn’t need.
After that, we walked for about another 2 hours before getting to Te Toroa Reserve, which was a lot like Whangamumu Scenic Reserve. There we had a nice lunch ...
... causing anguish for the religious Brits) There was even a Maori Declaration of Independence in 1820. (4 Bull Ring was built in 1827) Then the French said they were going to claim NZ as their territory and something had to be done. Hence the Treaty in 1840.
There is also the biggest Maori war canoe in the world. It is carved out of 3 Kauri trees (remember them?) and weighs 300 tons dry and ...
... for us. Leaping out of the water and splashing back in, diving under the boat and generally having a very good time. It was a wonderful afternoon.. Not many pictures, as they always popped up where we were not pointing the camera!
We also went to Waitangi where the Treaty agreement was signed in 1840. Another beautiful spot with stunning views, with the Treaty House where the ...
... and sea merchants. While we were swimming, and snorkelling in the ocean, captain Rowan was throwing some bait off the boat to fish for some hammerhead sharks. Scary, but he assured us that the Sharks would much rather eat the fish, than us. Like the crazy people we are, we took his word and just kept swimming. No hammerheads were caught :( We than went to the beach and went for a hike up to the top of the island. Saw some more a beautiful views. After ...