Picture of the Day 08.01.2016
It was raining like crazy all day, you couldn't even see most of the islands in the Bay of Islands. So I had to find some indoor activities to do as I wasn't going to spent my day on a boat if you couldn't even see anything. The first stop was in the Kawiti Glowworm Cave. Which as the name suggests is a cave where you can see glowworms and it was amazing. The cave itself is quite small and there are some bigger caves here that are more famous but the idea is the same. The little worms glow to attract their prey similar to jellyfish and in the complete darkness of the cave all you can see are glowing green dots. It's like a night-sky full of stars, it's beautiful. Unfortunately you weren't allowed to take pictures in there and actually the only way to get a decent shot would have been with a tripod anyways.
Later I went to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This is the place where the famous peace-treaty between the Maori and the English was signed. But way more interesting than the museum was the cultural performance. It was the first time I got to see the traditional dances of the Maori like for example the Hakka. It's really impressive and the dancers where nice enough to pose for some portraits after the show. Unfortunately the light was a bit weird making it impossible to get really decent colors but I think in the end the photo looks a lot better in black and white anyways.