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Archive for October, 2009

Spring seakayaking

Coromandel sea-kayaking

Both the East and West coasts of the Coromandel Peninsula offer an enormous range of exceptional kayaking.

The recent extended warm periods means the sea is also warming up – but typical Spring weather mean sudden squalls, grey clouds as well as the fine spells. Hiding close to shore is a good way to avoid the wind, and the coastline near the Valley provides lots of places to shelter and explore safely.

There are also a great number of sea arches and caves to play in when the sea is calm.

pacific sea-kayak cave

October 12-18 is Rainforest Week!

rainforest flowersAnd this is a wonderful time to highlight our efforts to protect and enhance a small valley of New Zealand rainforest.

In New Zealand – Spring is coming…

After a long wet Winter, Spring is finally peeking timidly into sight! The forest flowers are appearing – especially dramatic is clematis which hangs in the rainforest like large strands of pearls. And the return of migratory birds like Shining Cuckoo and Welcome Swallow tell us the season is officially changing – ‘official’ according to Mother Nature, who is the big boss after all!!

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