The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is located in the Bay of Islands, Northland, North Auckland. The following photos were taken when we were leaving the place.
I really like the animals grazing on the vast meadows everywhere we passed by and I took many of such photos as we sped by them:
On our way home, it was already getting dark but I really wanted to pass by Scandrett Park, my favourite, so we dropped by there for an evening picnic. These photos were taken in late Dec 2009, so the day was quite long - it was summer in Auckland.
In the previous summer (2008) it was along this beach that we saw the endangered dotterel chicks.
The seagulls, one of the things you take for granted in Auckland as they are always around. But here in New York, we miss them.
The following photos were taken on our way to the Waitangi grounds. We passed by Paihia Beach and that's the seagull lurking around us waiting for dole outs from our snacks. :)
The water in Paihia Beach didn't look as clean as in the Bay of Islands but there were more people there and some of them were really playing in the water.
In Paihia Beach there was an old church named St. Paul's Church.
The interior of the church. It was very small inside.
The beach in front of the church.