A bar of Bochox

 Hubby got this 'medicine' for me when he was picking up some refills at the chemist/pharmacy.

I love that it is 'not to be taken seriously'!!


In memory of George

 In 2007, a 9-year-old Jack Russell Terrier called George died after protecting 5 local children from an attack by two pit bulls. He was given a posthumous PDSA Gold Medal, the animal equivalent of the George Cross, at a special ceremony in Manaia in February 2009. The town has also erected a statue in his honour.       https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manaia,_Taranaki


Patea Dam parking lot

Hubby has taken me to see so many places since I arrived here almost 18 years ago! It was a bit overwhelming at first and I asked sooooo many questions! After a while, I stopped asking so many and figured I will find the answers eventually.

The parking lot at Patea Dam was one of them: how in the world did seashells get to this dam, considering that it's about an hour's drive from the actual sea shore.

As curious and striking as it is, the answer is quite simple. A while back, Hubby was talking to someone who was a part of the project that built the dam. He was told that the concrete that was not up to standards was dumped out to become the parking lot. 

Another answer!


Another mystery solved

 I have posted pictures of the strange 'beach' at Castlepoint a few time on the other blog with  the following pictures. Apparently, there are similar coastlines near Wellington, too.

I searched many times trying to find out what it was made of but no success until now! It's called 'Miocene sandstone' on one page.

Here are some links if you are interested in how they are formed.