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Sunrise over the Bay of Plenty

Sunrise over the Bay of Plenty

Sunrise over the Bay of Plenty. This is on the Pacific Ocean side of the North Island. This was our last day in New Zealand and we stayed at a small motel near the town of Tauranga. We did so at the urging of some Kiwis we met in Matamata who said that spending our last night in Auckland made no sense. The night before the motel proprietor gave me a lesson in astronomy. With no light pollution every star seemed aflame. He pointed out to me the Southern Cross, which is not viewable in the Northern Hemisphere. How I regret being able to spend only one night here.

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