And on this road trip through the past, I have journeyed through several provinces, and it seems they do things differently there too. At times it has felt like Deliverance the movie. And at other times it has been disarming to encounter such friendliness.
This shot is of the cabin we stayed in at Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park in New Plymouth. (Highly Recommended!) A lovely spot, with a reef heron foraging on the rocks below.
New Plymouth has a magnificent coastal walkway and an admirable tendency to celebrate the kinetic sculptures of Len Lye. And of course the beautiful mountain Taranaki stands back and anchors all.
According to the famous mathematical thought experiment, Schroedinger's cat is neither dead nor alive. So it's a cool concept if you don't like being locked into binaries. Not so good if you don't like being locked into a lethal booby-trapped box. And from the cat's point of view, there is no ambiguity at all.