Today we visited the town of Napier, our final stop on the North Island of New Zealand. It was the site of an earthquake that leveled the town. When they rebuilt, they decided to rebuild all the structures in an Art Deco style. It makes for beautiful architecture. As a result, one of our activities was a tour of the city with an emphasis on the Art Deco style and the history of the makeover. I chose the alternate program and headed to the headlands of Kidnappers Bay to visit a gannet colony. Bird colonies are unique places with not only hundreds of birds at the nesting sites but also a swirl of birds overhead as they continually come and go from nests. These colonies are magical places where we can behold a celebration of life. Check out our photos to see just a few images of our time at the colony.
- Daily Expedition Reports
- 03 Jan 2023
Napier, 1/3/2023, National Geographic Orion
- Aboard the National Geographic Orion
- Australia and New Zealand
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