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Kairuru

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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

  • Day164

    Riwaka Resurgence

    December 10, 2017 in New Zealand

    We stayed at a campsite near Riwaka Ressurgence for about half the nights while we were working. It's about 10 minutes from Motueka, and quiet enough that people can freely camp there. It was nice to alternate with the Salt Pools.

    Riwaka Ressurgence is a cave spring. Maori attribute healing properties to the ice-cold, crystal clear water. It is very clean, so it is the main water source for Motueka downstream.

    Signs along the trail explain that underground streams collect rainwater from the headlands above. Over time, the slightly acidic rain water has carved its way to the bottom and out the cave.

    The day we visited the stream, it was sunny. The mist hanging over the water, together with the sun rays breaking through the trees, created dramatic effects.

    We brought our bathings suits to go for a quick swim. Mats dove in first, and swam out just as fast! It was freezing! But Jenna didn't believe him, and jumped in next. After cursing her way through the sacred waters, we both sat on the side to warm up again. But quickly the tingling sensation felt great. So we decided to jump in a few more times. Ahh.. refreshing! =D
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  • Day11

    Abel Tasman biking or hiking?

    September 28, 2016 in New Zealand

    Het is de beurt aan Abel Tasman National Park. Veel over gehoord, dus nu kijken of het de verwachtingen waar kan maken! Het plan is om door het park te mountainbiken. De weg ernaartoe is al geweldig om te rijden. Nu maar hopen dat de trail net zo mooi is. Eenmaal op de parkeerplaats krijgen we tegenstrijdige berichten of er nu wel of niet gemountainbiked mag worden. Op het grote bord staat is permitted, bordjes langs de route geven weer aan van niet. Toch hebben we de stoute schoenen aangetrokken en op de fiets gestapt. Onderweg kwamen we al een paar stukjes tegen die we vreemd vonden om met de fiets langs te gaan.. en na 3 keer erop gewezen te worden door locals dat fietsen niet is toegestaan en dat de mogelijkheid bestaat dat ze je fietsen innemen, toch maar afgestapt. Maar ja, wat doe je dan met je fiets..? Die verstop je natuurlijk in de bosjes😂. Na deze gecamoufleerd te hebben met takken, zijn we dus maar verder gaan lopen. Het werd een super mooie, lange wandeling grotendeels langs de kust, met geweldige witte stranden en kraakhelder water🖒. We konden bij Torrent Bay over het mooie strand lopen wat met vloed volstaat. Af en toe werden de schoenen vastgezogen en moesten we door of over het water heen springen, maar dat mocht de pret niet drukken. Echter moesten we snel weer terug, aangezien we nog 9 km terug moesten lopen tot onze fietsen en daarna nog 5,5 km fietsen, en de zon was al bijna onder. Al met al een dag met 11 km fietsen en 20 km lopen, waren we aardig gesloopt. Maar als beloning heb ik voor ons pannenkoeken gebakken in weer een prachtig stukje natuur!Read more

  • Day248

    Kdyz zrovna nesbirame...

    April 14, 2016 in New Zealand

    Tak chodime na orechy a susime je. Pak je mame do buchet a do musli k snidani. Taky chodime na houby a zase susime. Houbaru tady moc neni a ani nas Boss Hugo toho o houbach moc nevi. Dost se zajima, ktere houby sbirame a pred par dny prinesl peknou cervenou muchomurku, ze jich videl v lese spousty a pry jestli je to OK:-) nebojte, porad mame bosse. Kdyz mame stesti, najdeme mezi jablky opravdove mega kousky. Ty nejdou k zakaznikum, ale konci na nasem stole. Jako kazde spravne hospodarstvi ma i to nase cetne zvirectvo. Mame tady dva psy Rockyho a Lily a kocoura Togu. Ten lovi mysi, krysy, kraliky a ptaky a nechava nam je pred dvermi jako trofej. Po lovu si rad zdrimne. Bohuzel jsme zjistili, ze jsou tady taky docela velky pavouci a nejak si nejde zvyknout na nahodna setkani s nimi...Read more

  • Day264

    Zbrusu nova kuchyne

    April 30, 2016 in New Zealand

    Nas pojizdny hotel Toyota se muze pochlubit zbrusu novou kuchyni. Dali jsme vale papirovym krabicim a misto toho mame supliky a policky. Masiv to sice neni, ale paradni kuchyn to teda je. Asi vas uz ani neprekvapi, ze autorem je opet zhotovitel veskereho naseho hoteloveho nabytku Ing. Radek Truhlar. Jednoho volneho vikendu se chopil ponechaneho dreva po Franticich, kteri nas sad opustili predcasne. Bara a Martin se take pustili do prestavby sve asi 100kg postele. Byl to plodny vikend a vysledek se vydaril:-)Read more

  • Day231

    Kolednici z Cech

    March 28, 2016 in New Zealand

    Nase parta se postupne zmensuje a kazdy se podle svych planu vydava na dalsi cesty. Uz je nas tu jenom sest a za tyden zbyde uz jen cesky zaklad. Uvidime, jestli se nekdo dalsi objevi. Cesti jelimanci nas o Velikonocnim pondeli prekvapili tradicnimi pomlazkami, vcetne tradicniho biti:-X utikala jsem do puli sadu, ale stejne me serezali, vykoledovali si zakrsla jablka a sli na Baru. Ta vyuzila centraly v aute a zamkla se:-) nakonec stejne musela vylezt, protoze jejich vuz neni self-contained:-) a dostala taky. Odpoledne nam Pepina prichystala jejich tradicni hledani vajicek podle napoved a byl to skvely den, ktery nam podle mistnich zakonu bude proplacen:-)Read more

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