Friday, November 27, 2009

Morning walk in the forest

Nov. 22 – The Redwoods

We have most of the morning to explore more of Rotorua before flying to the next destination. Marilyn took us for a walk in the woods. Imagine our surprise to find ourselves in a California Redwood forest! The initial idea was to grow redwoods for building, but it was discovered that the trees grow too fast and as a result are much too soft a wood for anything. Bill is standing next to a tree that is about 100 years old. The understory of the forest is composed of New Zealand flora including silver ferns. We all had a great time walking through the forest and taking a zillion pictures.

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