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Hurunui District

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  • Day35

    13-1 Waikari

    January 13 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    Zó schiet het niet op. De wind wakkert niet aan in de middag, maar om half 10, als ik ongeveer afbuig naar het noorden. En inderdaad, noordweste wind en een heel klein beetje omhoog. Puf. Verder hoor ik van een wielrenster, die een stukje met me op rijdt om te kletsen, dat het gaat regenen. De wind gaat draaien, maar ja, wanneer..... Ik ben na 55 km kapot, zuur in mijn benen en ik vind tegen windkracht 7-8 intrappen echt zonde van de moeite, dus ik stop maar weer. Het is pas 2 uur maar jammer dan. De fiets begeleider van een groep verliest meteen de interesse in me als hij hoort dat ik nu al stop.
    Wel bizar dat je in een paar kilometer van plat, via wijngaarden, de witte rotsen weer inrijdt.
    Ennuh, het is nog droog. De wind is inderdaad nu zuidwest.
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  • Day36

    14-1 Waiau

    January 14 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    O.k. weer geen topdag, maar ondanks de ingrediënten voor een baaldag, best een leuke dag, ik denk omdat ik een route had met niet zo veel verkeer meestal en omdat ik steeds driekwart rondjes reed had ik af en toe wind mee. Ik kon gewoon fietsen: fijn.
    Het regent de hele nacht, dus ik ben blij dat het 's morgens ongeveer droog is. Dat het begint te regenen als ik de camping afrijd mag de pret niet drukken. Vooral omdat ik vlak daarna het monster van Loch Ness in een weiland zie staan, ... wat een rare koeien!? Ook zo'n verhaal over de renbaan kan ik erg waarderen (laatste alinea).
    Regen wordt miezer, toch maar regenpak aan houden. Goed idee, maar na een uur plenzen vind ik het toch minder leuk worden. Ik lunch in een pub, maar de regen wordt niet minder. Ook mijn waterdichte sokken maar weer aan in mijn nieuwe sandalen. Dáár had ik ze niet voor gekocht, daar moet ik dan weer om lachen. Door, gele weg is druk, ik ga maar Turquasi liedjes oefenen. Daar ben ik zo druk mee dat ik niet eens in de gaten heb dat de weg ondertussen minder druk is en de regen minder. Op de hartstikke schattige camping kan ik tussen 2 buien opzetten en het wordt nog droog ook. Ik vertrouw het niets en blijf in mijn tent, bovendien; warm is anders. Ik heb mijn winterbroek weer aan! Blij dat ik die nog niet heb weg gegooid. Wat zal ik lekker slapen vannacht!
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  • Day70

    Hanmer Springs

    November 30, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Gestern sind wir durch eine wunderschöne Landschaft nach Hanmer Springs gefahren, nachdem Henni in Greymouth noch beim Friseur war 💇‍♂️

    Heute waren wir in den Thermal Pools, das ist eine angelegte Badeanlage aus den natürliche heißen Quellen mit vielen kleinen Becken in unterschiedlichen Temperaturen (von 35 bis 42 grad). Das war ziemlich entspannt und das diesige Wetter hat auch perfekt dazu gepasst!Read more

  • Day71

    Mount Isobel

    December 1, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Heute waren wir wandern. Hoch ging es einen schmalen, sehr steilen Trampelpfad durch europäischen Nadelwald, der zwischendurch ziemlich matschig war. Am Ende dieses Tracks war ein schöner Wasserfall und wir wollten auf dem nächsten Wanderweg bis zur Spitze vom Mount Isobel. Der Weg war noch steiler, man musste fast hoch klettern. Leider hat es dann irgendwann angefangen zu regnen und man hat nichts mehr gesehen. Deswegen sind wir dann wieder umgedreht. Runter haben wir den Weg am Wasserfall genommen, der zum Glück etwas entspannter war.
    Das war auf jeden Fall die anstrengendste Wanderung, die wir bis jetzt gemacht haben!
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  • Day243

    On On to Hanmer Springs & Kiwi NH Day 1

    February 1 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    Fat Catz was a blast! Trail was to and from the historic jail site across the street from the tavern. Ha ha!!

    Now, I'm at behind the tavern taking a much needed rest before heading to Hanmer Springs and 2019 Kiwi Nash Hash. Yippee!

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️

  • Day274

    Hanmer Springs

    February 22 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We travelled here for our last night with the camper van so we could enjoy the Thermal Spa waters.
    As we arrived the skies were cloudy and we passed through some rain showers on the way. We were considering turning round to find a sunny spot elsewhere. Gradually, however it brightened up, the clouds lifted so we carried on. We were glad we did, the village is high upon a plain surrounded on one side by forested mountains and caters for the tourist with plenty of eating and drinking options. There were a number of classic old cars on the main street.
    We did the Conical Hill walk to see the views of the plain and then the Woodland walk back to the village. The walk was very steep going up but the view from the top made it worthwhile.
    After lunch we entered the Spa which gets its water from natural springs and geothermal sources.
    Karen was pleased to get her first old age concession on the entry price. The natural spring water pools were at 40-42 deg C with a high sulphur content - untreated water direct from the ground. The geothermal pools were 36-38 deg C and used filtered water. The jacuzzi and aqua therapy pools were very powerful.
    We had a proper swim in the 25 m pool too which joined to the lazy river. A fabulous 2 hours of sheer relaxation. We felt our skin benefitted from the experience.
    After that we found our site for the night which was a nice site full of old cars and caravans. The reason was that the site adjoined the show ground where the following day there was the annual Hanmerfest show run by classic car enthusiasts. We were surrounded by 50 and sixty year old Fords, Oldsmobiles, Chevvies, predominantly old American cars all highly polished. There were a couple of British cars there too - an old MGBGT which we actually saw moving and a Humber and Singer 1950s vintage. In the morning 400-600 cars were pouring into the show ground, the throb of the old engines was relentless.
    During our camping experiences in NZ we have always received warm and enthusiastic greetings from the campsite owners, all of whom have been very helpful in pointing out places to visit and telling us about the many facilities on their sites. This, our final campsite in NZ, was quite different. There was a sign telling us that departure time was 10am. Upon asking whether we could stay a bit later as we had to pack and sort out the van ready for its return we were told no and it was suggested that maybe we get up at 6am so that we would be ready. The woman running the site said that her mother always called the English whinging poms!!!! Clearly she was not going to change rules for us. However the site was lovely and we enjoyed our last night in the van.
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  • Day246

    Get Out of Camp

    February 4 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 81 °F

    Xerox, Meat, I, and many others had epic jam sessions yesterday afternoon and evening! The practice time Xerox and I put in at his house really paid off. We had to shut it down at 22:00, though, just as we and the crowd were really starting to get into it. Oh well.

    After registering for the next Kiwi Nash Hash, packing up the vehicles, and hugging everyone so long, Soak and I are headed south to Amberley where I'll drop him off before heading up north towards my ferry on Wednesday. I'm not sure which road I'll take to Picton.

    What a terrific time with terrific people!! On On to 2021!!

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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  • Day18

    Foxs and Franz Josef glaciers

    February 6 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    We set off heading g north up through My Aspiring National Park and the Haast Pass. Again the scenery is stunning and only small communities not big enough at times even to call them villages.The temperatures are remaining high trying to remember to drink and cover yourself in Deet for the sandflies is hard😭😭😭We are both eaten alive with them .We were warned about them They must be related to Scottish midges. Having left the trees of the national park we went along the coast road having seen our first view of the Tasman Sea. A very different type to the Pacific much bigger waves too rough to swim 🤔Bruce Bay was lovely .Eventually we reached Fox Glacier Chris had been there 20 years ago when she walked on it .Now you can get to 450 meters of it after a 1 1/2km walk.but you see. Hardly anything. I couldn't make the whole walk as it was too tough so went back for the and .y book! Very disappointed.when you see where it was in 1935 and 1750 you realize climate change is real. Onwards t m lo Franz Josef glacier. There is again a long uphill track which I can't do. But slightly more to see.From a track leading g to Gillespies beach we looked back and saw a far better view of Fox glacier and it looked like one.😃we headed on up the coast to Greymouth.after lunch at the beach, not the nicest one, we re used to, and carried on north to Pancake Rocks. Well worth the long drive.strange rock formations and weird caves caused by the sea..A well earned ice cream was eaten while watching the world go by. Onwards again,I feel like been on the road for days and made it to Redfin for the night. Our 4th freedom camp in a row.Roll on a Top Ten site for hot shower and so.e Washing😆😆
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  • Day28

    Kaikoura und Hanmer Springs

    March 11 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Am Geburi simer nocheme super leckere Früästück es Wiilli gfahre (öppe 3h) uf Hanmer Springs...und sind det idi Heisse Quelle go bädele(Wetter bedingt hemer s Programm usgsuecht) ... Inklusive Privatsauna😆😇... De Znacht isch aber recht id Hose sind go esse isch aber gar ned guet gsi😤🤢😵...naja...

    Morn gömer retour uf Kaikoura und mached en Whale watching Flug🛩️😊
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  • Day21

    Besuch bei Gary & Robert in Cheviot

    May 1 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Unser Besuch bei Gary & Robert war großartig. Die beiden haben ein kleines Hotel (Ribbenwood Country House), welches sie sehr liebevoll führen. Fabian hatte hier früher gearbeitet. Die beiden haben uns so herzlich empfangen. Von den Tieren ihrer kleinen Farm gab es auch ab und zu ein Küsschen :)

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