Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand, 1979.
Some weird stuff happening. This is the last known sighting of the dreaded Taniwha of Cape Kidnappers that had terrorised the area for over 250 years. The first sighting by a European was by Captain James Cook himself in October 1769. However his account of the incident was suppressed by the Admiralty when it was realised that fear of the monster might jeopardise plans to establish a colony in Hawkes Bay.




About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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2 Responses to Taniwha

  1. Alan says:

    Remind me about Phread. I have but a vague tickle at the back of my mind…


  2. Pilgrim33 says:

    Wasn’t that the trip where we lost Phread?


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