1/21/2010

Whangarei (holiday part3)

Whangarei Falls are a short walk from the carpark.



This canopy walk is part of the A H Reed Memorial Park.

This is one of the oldest kauri trees in NZ

We found an unexpected character as we were leaving.

I never thought much about clocks until we wandered into Claphams Clocks National Museum.

John Harrison made this fake 'dog' over 100 years ago. It still makes noises like a dog and still rolls to amuse and/or scare visitors.

This is the clock that 'hickory dickory dock' was written about! A mouse climbs up the clock to the extra '1' and then falls back to the bottom.

13 comments:

Deb said...

I bet the clock museum was fun...love the outdoor photos...

chitra said...

Any idea how tall that old tree could be?
I loved the Hickory ....clock. Makes me nostalgic.

Amy said...

Gosh I haven't been to the Whangarei falls in years, love the stick insect :-)

Fi from Four Paws and Whiskers said...

So many memories - we lived there for 14 years - loved it all...often walked in the park and at the falls :)
thank you

Ann said...

Right now, I want to be under your waterfall, and let the water massage me.

Last week, we walked and walked to the Tamborine mountains where the locals told us we could swim in the waterfall.

The ranger says, you can't swim because of glow worms and platypus,
if you swim, you will be slap with a fine of $800.

When we reached there, it was a poky little thing. What a great disappointment.

Ann said...

We also went to a German Clock shop at Tamborine mountains.

Katherine said...

Lovely images, and lovely variety. Looking forward to more travel adventures.

MissKris said...

I'd lost this link as well! But you're now added to my Coffee Stops as well so I can 'find' you again, ha! All I can say about your photos, Betty, is they are definitely eye candy! Such a treat to scroll down your page!

Bernie said...

What an interesting blog. I am so happy to meet someone from New Zealand and see the pictures and hear about the country! Thank you for visiting my post and I hope to come back to yours very often.

bettyl said...

Thanks so much for all your comments, my dear bloggy friends!

chitra - They say (whoever 'they' are) that it's 600 or 7oo years old.

Marja said...

whangarei is gorgeous Love the clocks My mum has a very simular one to the one with these leaves and the bird I think hers is a cuck cooks clock Dunno how to spel it

Bex said...

Ohhh, I used to live over the little bridge at the carpark of the AH Reed memorial park. I used to spend every summer in the swimming hole there (on the track which links the park to the waterfalls). Thanks for bringing back great memories. Next time head out to Whangarei Heads, I lived there for 13 years and it is still the most beautiful place in the world.

Kay said...

Love the waterfall. It is beautiful. And I also like the antiques.