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Dec 28, 2012 - Opoutere, Coromandel

Today we took a short drive south from Hot Water Beach to Opoutere. This is only about 50 km but on the Coromandel road it took more than an hour. The road is very narrow and consists of one curve after another after another. Straight stretches of more than a few vehicle lengths are rare. In places the speed limit is only 25 kph. The average is about 45 kph. I came to Opoutere to look for the rare New Zealand Plover. This little shorebird is brown and white with an orange breast. It would probably be overlooked by most people. That is the...

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