|A green land soaked with sun and rain|
After our first four days in New Zealand I have to say that everything I've heard about this place is true! Beautiful scenery. Very friendly people. Lovely climate. Fascinating avifauna (more about that later).
New Zealand is the land of ferns. The silver fern is the country's national symbol and is on three of the five finalists for the country's new flag design. They can grow to be as big as trees.
I wondered why it was called the "silver" fern until I turned a frond over.
|The Auckland skyline|