The first European to discover New Zealand was Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. He sailed around the islands without landing in 1642. The name New Zealand, or Nieuw Zeeland, was given by Dutch geographers, named after the Dutch maritime province of Zeeland.
"Superstition created all the gods and angels, all the devils and ghosts, all the witches, demons and goblins, gave us all the augurs, soothsayers and prophets, filled the heavens with signs and wonders, broke the chain of cause and effect, and wrote the history of man in miracles and lies" ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
Not to saw it wasn't a sasquatch or something similar, I personally HAVE seen some humans who were 6-7 feet tall, very hairy, and have an odd face. And i'm sure some of them like to go swimming at night as well...or bath in the river.
LOL @ Dust19. Mostly being seen in or around water, I wonder why it is always described as foul smelling... You should camp out in that area again and bring a camera...*sigh* not that I could see the pics, I am not able to access any links to pics. or articles, because we have a pop-up stopper and it sees these as pop-ups...irritates me because i rarely get to see what you all are talking about unless it is actually posted on the thread itself..*sigh*
~~I wish we could all start out old and go out as a rageing orgasm~~
~~Never look down on somebody, unless you are helping them up~~