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Foley Creek

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  • Day71

    Day 71: Cave depths to cliff edges

    September 29, 2016 in New Zealand

    What a day, waking up in the mobile home feels like home and we call it home as well as some followers have noticed. The Hawks lookout really has a beautifull view, if you want to know how beautifull? Watch the Hobbit and the battle of the 5 armies , where they fight in the hills...there we slept and woke up 😆. It is next to the Ngarau Caves and we figured this out this morning and like almost everyday in New Zealand we just went for the opporunity when it presents itself. Before we entered the caves we met this local bloke who was motorbiking in the early morning. I love bikers since they are full of adventure and even this older guy still had it. He suggested us to mountain bike this track at Lyell and said that Dutchies are great walkers especially for a home country that is so damn flat. We took his advice after we visited the caves. The spectacular cave formations had the usual stalagmites and stalagtites but in a really great abundance and a relatively narrow space. Also some Anomalopteryx Didifornis bones were excavated and displayed.... it's a little bush Moa... what is a small ostrich look a like 😆 I guess 😉. All right, this cave dwelling had come to an end. We went from the depths of the mountain back to the fields where orcs have been slaughtered 😎 and down the mountain to the beautifull valleys. All the way to Lyell to try the bike track the man had pointed out for us. The old ghost road it was called: a beautifull long track for 16k to the next town and it goes on to multiple other places after that. The route is 80k in total, so something to fill a day... or 2. We just started to see how far we could get before dusk or energy. The tricky thing was that is wasn't and easy track, moderate it was but going uphill constantly, with the cliff right next to you dropping down almost vertical for 30, 50 or sometimes 100 meters. Nice views but also a daring one, we both did it on our own pace and with the right speed a 'completely' safe track. I managed to go up for 9km in 1,5 hour and 9km down the same way in 30 minutes without the feeling of losing control😆. A hell of a ride and I was completely finished off for a while. The sand flies hunted us there so we fled quickly to chill out elsewhere. Our next stop and overnight stay was at Berlin's Cafe past Inanganua with power supply to refill all batteries and we also did a drink with some locals in the bar. How awesome was this local guy looking like a tall gnome and even with a hat on. Quite drunk he showed some real interest in us and thankfully the other blokes helped us translate his thick accent combined with alcohol haha. We drank our beers and uploaded our blogs, the day was done. Great succes 😃Read more

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