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Denniston

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  • Day5

    Denniston Dreamings

    May 1, 2017 in New Zealand

    Dreamy bright Autumn day with hardly a cloud in the sky and just a light cooling breeze. Took a trip up the hill to Denniston for stunning views of the Buller coast up to the Karamea Bight and beyond. Its amazing to think that they mined coal up here in the late 1800's and shipped it down to the coast on the Denniston Incline a stunning gravity fed railway running down the steep mountainside. They must have made them hardy in those days...

    "Described as "a place either loved or hated - but always with a passion", the people living and working on the 'hill' back in those early days were extremely isolated, with the perilous incline and steep windy tracks forming the only modes of access and transportation.” - http://www.denniston.co.nz/history

    Also headed up the coast to one of my favorite little coastal towns, Granity. Arty little place these days huddled on a thin strip of land between the steep bush clad hills and the ever encrouching coast. The beach has taken a further battering since I was last here and the constant work with diggers to shore up the eroding beach and keep the houses safe continues. Although the pounding surf and rocky shore has other ideas and had broken through in more than one location. Used to be a nice picnic tale on a layby by the road looking out over the ocean but thats gone now buried beneath the digger piled shingle.

    Long straight streches of road here, great for crusing down at speed... Cabbage Trees and Tree Palms sweep by either side with the pounding surf one side and the native bush clad mountains on the other.

    Just a magical place.
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  • Day200

    Myra's Track/Mt. William

    April 30, 2015 in New Zealand

    Na Nickovo doporuceni jsem v Dennistonu prejela vsechny DOC cedule a zastavila az na konci gravel road, po ktere se prohani tezarske trucky (porad tady doluji cerbe uhli). Kdybych nemela na volantu polozenou handmade mapu, co mi vcera nacmaral na kus papiru, tak to nikdy nenajdu.
    Asi to nenachazi ani nikdo jiny, protoze jsem na Mt. William splhala - klasika - opet sama. A pritom je to jen hodinku nahoru (rikaji 2, ale to je blbost)!
    Pravda: prvni cast treku byla po "obdobi destu" cela pod vodou (uz si ani nepamatuju, jake to je chodit v suchych pohorach :-/) a cesta dolu po mokrych korenech a kamenech byla lehce klouzacka, ale ty vyhledy na (mimo jine) zasnezene vrcholky Jiznich Alp!
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  • Day200

    Denniston Plateau/Coalbrookdale

    April 30, 2015 in New Zealand

    Primo naproti Myra's Tracku zacina prochazka byvalou tezarskou vesnici, ktera tu existovala od konce 19. az do poloviny 20. stoleti a pak proste zanikla. Cesta vede po kolejich, na kterych jezdily voziky nalozene uhlim. Je tu spousta dalsich tezarskych reliktu, (bohuzel) uzavrene vstupy do sachet a na konci treku budova Fan housu s obrovskym vetrakem, co vhanel do dolu vzduch. A taky je tu na tabulich spousta zajimavych info: napr. o super chytrych konich, co tahali uhli ze sachet a naucili se pocitat, takze odmitli pracovat, kdyz jim na hrbet nalozili vetsi nez obvykle mnozstvi :-).Read more

  • Day200

    Breakhead/Denniston Plateau

    April 30, 2015 in New Zealand

    Normalne sem lidi jezdi, protoze tu zacina jedna z dalsich predrazenych Kiwi Adventures (ani nechci vedet, kolik to stoji!). Ale i kdyz clovek nechce platit, je tu - na miste dalsi z byvalych tezarskych osad (zilo tu ve sve dive pry az 1500 lidi!) - spousta k videni. Treba Denniston Incline, strasne prudka "zeleznice", po ktere se z dennistonske plosiny dolu do pristavu dopravovalo vsechno vytezene uhli. Tento 8. div sveta, jak mu mustni rikali, postavili uz v 80. letech 19. stoleti, a od te doby pri jeho obsluze prislo par lidi o zivot - a hodne o prsty :-(.Read more

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