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    Cape Reinga, New Zealand

    December 23, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌬 18 °C

    Today we took a wonderful windy twisty drive through the North coast of New Zealand after a 3am windy rainstorm almost ripped apart our tent last night. One of the coolest things I've seen is two massive bodies of ocean meeting just of the coast. If you look closely you can see the line of colour change marking the "meeting point." Vancouver is 11,222 km away!!

    "The meeting point

    Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Rēinga) marks the separation of the Tasman Sea to the west from the Pacific Ocean. For Māori, the turbulent waters are where the male sea Te Moana Tapokokopoko a Tāwhaki meets the female sea Te Tai o Whitirela.

    The whirlpools where the currents clash are like those that dance in the wake of a waka (canoe). They represent the coming together of the male and female - and the creation of life."
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