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Dummy Bay

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  • Day8


    February 14, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅

    Weather back to being really hot in the sun with the wind backing off at night... All this meant it was perfect weather to go on the giant trampoline and have a game of crazy golf - it would be rude not to! Moving up the coast we stopped near Rabbit Island and had fish and chips for lunch (they were delicious and we aren't big fish eaters) although we had to ask for vinegar as it must be a British thing. Travelling through fruit growing territory so had to stop off and buy avocados and apples from a roadside stall, both much cheaper than the shop prices. Hope they taste as good as the Sicilian lemons we bought from outside someones house the other day. Stopped off at another beach and had fun building stuff with pebbles and tried to improve the skimming technique further after Tom's advice. School report reads, keep trying!Read more

  • Day10

    Kaiteriteri Locality

    February 16, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅

    Another stunning weather day, spent the day in the surroundings of the campsite doing necessary chores like laundry, planning, eating and feeding the friendly ducks. The campsite covers 100's of acres with most being forest and scrubland. Started with a game of Pétanque (L1:J0) before moving on to 18 holes of NZ outback golf (L0:J1, overall tie). Ended the afternoon with a swim in the sea and a BBQ dinner with a glass of wine. Once it was dark we went out with the head torch to find the trail that takes you to the glow worms. Didn't think we'd see much but how mistaken we were. There were loads of worms in the top soil that were exposed along the muddy bank which glowed green at one end. It was like looking up at the stars there were that many. They are quite clever as they have sticy 'strings' that hang from them to catch their prey once they have been lured by the bright light. Not the most adventurous day, but very enjoyable nevertheless.Read more

  • Day69

    Day 69: South of North to North of South

    September 27, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅

    Yeah getting up early again 😑 especially after that whole bottle of wine 😆. We needed to be at the Ferry at 8 and we were there exact at 8:00 and good enough for a spot in the end of the camper qeue haha. Why is everybody so damn early here? Don't know don't care, places are fixed anyway. Had to wait 30 minutes again and than they figured that the big vehicles go all the way to the top of the ferry, nice narrow passage ways for this huge ass camper. But if the trucks can do it so can I, and actually it was no problem at all also because I love those situations 😇. The Ferry left a little past 9:00 and cought up the schedule even with the current against it. We enjoyed our time with talking to a local couple and learned that the weather is different between west and east. Something I found usefull information 😉 and some more info they gave us. We walked around the ship when it passed through the Marlborough Sounds for some nice views and shots and we even spotted a seal. The Ferry arrived around 1200 and we were ready for our ride to Abel Tasman, we made it that far since it was still early and early enough to get the bikes for an exploration trip through the mountainbike park over there. How awesome this was is to difficult to describe, maybe the fact that Mariska's bravery has to be mentioned here says a lot. I have no problems with heights at all and trust complety in my capabilities but even on a few points I tought I was going to tip over or end in the side of the tracks stopping with my face against a nice soft tree or something 😂. The solution is moving forward I always say and Mariska did it in the manner she felt better with. Happy? No? Adventerous yes 😉. Afterwards glad she did it? Yes definitely 😆. The little exploration ended in a 16km long trip and it wad getting dark really quick, this part was also a little exciting for me since I had to get us in time out of this full grown forrest before it went pitch black without stressing Mariska to hurry up a little more. We just made it in time and even a local guy who passed us said the track was in a horrible muddy state and taking it slow was the best thing to do. The trip took us 2.5 hours and felt much longer but we washed the bikes in darkness so it was long enough haha 😉. Moving from this place to a nearby campsite for self contained vehicles like ours. Feels like a little family gathering when you park your home next to similar vehicles 😊. We gassed out our neighbours with some black smoke coming from our open window while we were burning the left over pizza's from yesterday. Good first impression but even better to eat some professional baked pizza again. Sleep comes easy here so it was the next thing to do since it was really late already. Good N-Z nights 😉.Read more

  • Day9

    Abel Tasman Nationalpark - Tag 7

    November 13, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅

    Für heute ist ein Tagestour im Abel Tasman geplant. Pünktlich um 9:20 geht es von Kaiteritiri mit der Transferboot entlang der Küste zum Ausgangspunkt unserer Kajaktour.

    Auf Grund des leichten Regens und des Windes werden wir mit Fleecemützen und Wasserschutz ausgestattet. Dann noch eine kurze Einweisung und los geht's 🌧🌊

    Wir paddeln entlang der Küste, an idyllischen Stränden vorbei und um kleine Inseln mit Seelöwenkolonien vorbei. Zwischendurch gibt es ein kleines Picknick an einem der Strände und dann geht es auch schon wieder zurück. Nach ca 3,5 Stunden kommen wir wieder am Ausgangspunkt unserer Kajaktour an.🚣‍♀️

    Also nichts wie in die Wanderschuhe, denn von hier aus geht es zu Fuß weiter. Inzwischen hat es aufgehört zu Regnen und man kann schon einen kleinen blauen Streifen am Horizont erkennen. Wir laufen eine Teilstrecke des Coastaltrails vorbei an den Pools, bis hin zum Anchorbeach, wo uns nach knapp zwei Stunden und 6km tatsächlich die Sonne vom Himmel entgegenstrahlt. ☀️ 😎Ideale Bedingungen um noch ein wenig am Strand zu relaxen, bis uns 40 min später das Boot wieder abholt. Auf der Rückfahrt genießen wir weiter 40 min den wundervollen Ausblick auf die Küste des Nationalparkes. Bevor wir uns zu Fuß auf den Weg zum Campingplatz machen. Die restliche Stunden des Tages werden wir mit lesen und relaxen verbringen. 🍻📚
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  • Day54


    December 22, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅

    Mit dem Wassertaxi geht es für uns zum Medlans Beach wo wir unseren Tages Abel Tasman Track beginnen.
    Ich weiß gar nicht ob ich erzählt hatte, das wir das überhaupt machen wollten. Bzw eigentlich am 27. Dezember – nun aber eben am 22.Dezember. Was wahrscheinlich die beschis****** Idee war, die wir überhaupt hier hatten. Um etwas schneller reisen zu können, fand der Track nun eben am Donnerstag statt. Juhu! Denn das Wetter wusste genau, dass wir die letzten Tage viel Glück hatten und auch bei Kepler Track nicht wirklich Regen abbekommen haben. Also war dieser Tag unser Glückstag. Mit dem Boot am Bark Bay angekommen hatten wir gute Laune, das Wetter war zwar schon da nicht mehr das Beste. Aber was kann es besseres geben als einen Track zu machen, bei dem man nicht 10 Kilo Gepäck mit sich rum trägt – sondern nur einen Tagesrucksack.Read more

  • Day37


    January 13, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Det storregnede hele natten og formiddagen. Vi sad i fællesrummet og legede med LEGO.
    Tog en tur ned til stranden og bestilte en tur til næste dag. Spiste fish and Chips
    Kørte tilbage til campister og prøvede Water slide.
    Lisa og Pam kom forbi mens drengene sad og så Gru 2 i kirkesalen.
    Kell læste bog.
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