Welcome to my retrospective December 2011- January 2012 tour of New Zealand.
Amongst other things, my diary tells me it’s the first week of January 2012 , it’s been raining hard all night and it’s predicted to continue raining all day, so a suggestion is made of a place we might all enjoy seeing and that’s how Himself, I and a van-load of my friends and our kids end up outside this place… The Kauri Museum.
What’s a “Kauri” you might ask? …
..well it’s a tree, but a very special tree… think a regular tree on steroids, a bit like the giant Sequoia’s (a.k.a. Redwoods) and like Sequoia’s, the biggest Kauri trees are often thousands of years old and they are very big.
Actually not just “big” but “BIG“… as in: if you hollowed out the middle of one you could drive your car through the resulting tunnel kind of BIG.
First let’s take a look at the outside of the Kauri Museum: