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Leamington

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  • Day7

    Cambridge, Neuseeland

    February 6 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    In dem Haus in Cambridge haben wir uns sofort wohl gefühlt und es quasi in Beschlag genommen – inklusive der gut ausgestatten Küche und dem Grill im Garten, die dafür sorgten, dass es das erste selbst zubereite Abendessen gab. Am nächsten Tag hatten dann erst einmal Zeit so richtig anzukommen, da wir erst für den Nachmittag eine Buchung im ehemaligen Filmset der Herr-der-Ringe-Filme "Hobbiton" hatten. Ich habe die Zeit auch genutzt, etwas zu arbeiten und zumindest Hannah war aktiv und hat eine Radtour zu einem See gemacht … immerhin 20km einfacher Weg. Dann gab es am Nachmittag die Führung im Filmset. Es werden dort den ganzen Tag hintereinander immer Gruppen mit ca. 20 Teilnehmern durch das wiederaufgebaute Set geschleust. Ein ziemlicher Massenbetrieb - dennoch schön, es mal gesehen zu haben.

    Von Markus
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  • Day14

    Aotearoa

    May 15, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Neuseeland ist, wenn man einfach mal vom State Highway abfährt um die Wolkenpaläste in der Abendsonne zu bewundern ☺

    So versteht man auch, warum Neuseeland in der Maori Sprache “Das Land der langen weißen Wolken“ genannt wird ☁☁☁

  • Day5

    Waterfalls & Gloworms

    May 22, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Awoke to a glorious morning at the Raglan Caravan Park, so we took a stroll along the beach before breakfast. Bit weird having chocolate coloured sand.
    After doing the breakfast things we loaded up & headed out to enjoy the day. No more than 10km out of town it started raining again, just showers, off & on. Drove the short distance to Bridal Veil Falls which after the recent heavy rain were in full flow. Is a drop of 55 metres and the water breaks up on the way down to give the impression of a veil. We did the veiwing at the top, middle & bottom of the falls and then had to negotiate the heaps of steps to get back up. Spectacular falls in amongst the rainforest and for a few moments the sun broke thru to create some misty sunbeams through the trees.
    After a cuppa we changed our plan again and headed directly to the Waitamo Caves, arriving in time for the 2pm session. The tour is a guided walk thru the limestone caves and culminates with a boat ride, in the darkness, thru the cave with thousands of gloworms lighting up the roof like fairy lights.
    The day was getting on so we changed plan again and drove the 1 hour directly to Cambridge, arriving in time to set up in the light. Pretty much the whole trip was driving thru lush dairy farms, beautiful pastures and fat cows of all description and the occassional sheep farm. Cambridge looks like an old established city and the streets are named after writers, we are on Scott St, just past Shakespeare and Wordsworth Sts, whoever they were!!
    Turned pretty cool, windy & more showers so we settled in for drinks & pasta dinner in the campground kitchen and chatted to any other patron who dared to pop in.
    Cool day with showers all day, interspersed with sunny periods, about 18C

    Highlights
    * breakfast by the beach at Raglan.
    * Bridal Veil Falls,
    * Waitamo Gloworm Caves
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  • Day57

    Cambridge

    December 7, 2013 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Because he was king for such a short time--abdicating in favor of marrying Wallis Simpson within a year--there are very few public buildings dedicated to King Edward VIII, but one of them is the PO in Cambridge, NZ!

    My brother and his wife live in a cute little cottage at the end of a street, where folks often ride by on their horses. The area is famous for its thoroughbred stables and trainers who regularly produce winners of the Melbourne Cup.

    It happened that I was visiting at the time of a joint birthday party for two of my sister-in-law's family, which was held at an old church that had been relocated and turned into an event venue on family land.

    We visited the Christmas Fair in the Cambridge Town Hall and caught up with my Ashhurst hosts' son for coffee the next day. He lives not far from Cambridge.
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