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  • Day6

    Wellington

    January 2, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Wir haben zueinander gefunden😊 Antjilein und Family haben mich am Hafen eingesammelt und dann haben wir Quartier auf einem sehr schönen Campingplatz bezogen. Zuvor hab ich am Hafen noch ca. 1h mit einer sehr lieben und netten älteren Dame aus Neuseeland bei Kaffee und Wein geplaudert. Das war sehr süß😊 Ich liebe Neuseeland schon jetzt.Read more

    Antje Gollub

    Wir freuen uns, dass du da bist und hoffen mit dir noch ganz viele schöne Seiten von Neuseeland zu sehen 🤩. NZ ist einfach der Hammer

    1/2/20Reply
    Sabine Müller

    ❤👄👄❤

    1/2/20Reply
    Christiane Müller

    Wir freuen uns,das ihr euch gefunden habt😀Hoffentlich klappen die Übernachtungen gut.....😍

    1/2/20Reply
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  • Day42

    16-10 Wharekauhau

    October 16, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌬 11 °C

    We fietsen als een speer terug, gewoon omdat het lekker gaat, en dan ri west voor de Rumitaka cycle trail, we gaan het stuk langs de kust doen. Mooie weg, weer lekker rustig. Laatste 7 km heeft nog een klimmetje en wind tegen, maar we zijn om ongeveer half 4 bij de doc-kamping. Lekker aan het strand, op tijd koken want we hebben alweer honger. Het begint wel een beetje te waaien. Ik ga de brownies uit de tent halen: blijkt Beckies tent weggewaaid, met haar zware tas er in nota bene. Maar hij is nog heel. Ondertussen is het vlagen windkracht 9 denk ik, dus mijn tent ook maar meer richting luwte. Terwijl we dat doen: krak, wéér een stok gebroken, wéér een gat in mijn doek. Ik mag vannacht bij Beckie logeren. Ik ben wel even niet zo blij. Het stormt ondertussen als een idioot. Normaal vind ik dat wel leuk, nu even niet.Read more

    KarinBdV

    Hier past geen like. Echt wel balen!!! 😤. Hoezo lente vergelijkbaar met de Nederlandse lente!?!?

    10/17/18Reply
    Astrid van der Zouwen

    Het stormt hier echt veel vaker en harder naar mijn idee.

    10/17/18Reply
    Edo en Ilse

    Toch een like voor spectacular verhaal. Sterkte met de reparatie!! 😘 E.

    10/17/18Reply
    Barbara de Groot

    Hoop dat de tent nog te repareren is... #fingerscrossed

    10/17/18Reply
     
  • Day43

    17-10 Lower hutt

    October 17, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Ja, hartstikke mooi, maar het werd wel een "beetje" moeilijk. Gotsamme, waar het bordje zei dat de weg was weg gespoeld hoefden we "alleen maar" door het zand te ploeteren, maar bij het bordje "eventueel moet u een stukje lopen" is gewoon de hele wereld weg. Fijn dat we met zijn tweeën zijn, ik raak ff in paniek als ik de hele trail niet meer zie. Becky ziet hem wel. Uiteindelijk valt de wind tegen mee, en zijn we op tijd in Lower hutt om mijn tent te repareren. Gaat super snel. Heb ik i.i.g. niet de halve nacht voor niets wakker gelegen, alles uitgedacht. Ondertussen draait onze was, jemig wat stinken we. Lekker uit eten in de pub.Read more

    Edo en Ilse

    Wot?! Is dit de trail?? 😳

    10/17/18Reply
    KarinBdV

    Zooooo, Ecuador is er niets bij.

    10/17/18Reply
    Barbara de Groot

    LOL 🤣

    10/17/18Reply
    Astrid van der Zouwen

    Dat heet een wash-down. Maar dat de weg dicht is zeggen ze dan nadat je de laatste kruising al 20 km voorbij bent en bovendien dachten we dat we de washdown al gehad hadden, 5 km terug 🤢

    10/17/18Reply
     
  • Oct23

    Belmont Trig

    October 23, 2021 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    We went on another awesome Saturday hike with Hannah, Hannah and Max. This time we up Belmont Trig in the Belmont Regional Park close to Petone. Again we had great views over Wellington, Somes Island and the surrounding hills.Read more

  • Day9

    Napier

    December 1, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    In Napier today, no tours today, just a wander around town and a walk along the beach which was an experience as instead of sand it is black pebbles which was not comfortable on the feet. I will leave the scenic pics to Caz as I can only take pics on my tablet to share which I don't take with me off the ship.Read more

  • Day66

    Wellington

    November 24, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    In Wellington haben wir keine Campsite mehr gefunden, so mieteten wir einen Driveway 😅
    Ist wie Airbnb, nur für drive ways. Eingecheckt, bzw. Geparkt, unsere netten Hosts kennen gelernt und ab nach Wellington.
    Dort sind wir erstmal durch die Stadt gelaufen, durch einen Weihnachtsmarkt 🙈 und zum Food Market. Curry und Koreanisch geteilt und weiter entlang der Cuba street zur Hannah‘s Lane, eine schnuckelige Gasse mit vielen Bars, Pubs und Cafés.
    Natürlich auch ins Museum Te Papa eingekehrt und kurz die Stimmung drücken lassen, bei der WWI Ausstellung.
    Danach die Bar Szene ausgecheckt, noch mal zum Night Food Market und uns ein Mie Goreng geteilt, bevor wir im Irish Pub ☘️ die coolen Kiwis David und Steve kennen lernen.
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  • Day12

    Whanganui - Wellington

    April 17, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    Very early walk at the beach yesterday morning in Whanganui. Nice black volcanic sand and an exceptional clear view to Mount Taranaki across 150km!
    We left Whanganui in the morning and drove 4 hours straight down to Wellington in the very south of the North Island. Not much to see in between.
    Today spending the day in Wellington and celebrating Marc‘s 14th birthday 🎂.
    In the late evening we will take the Ferry ⛴ to Picton (South island).
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  • Day54

    New Zealand - its a hikers life!!

    May 27, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Down New Zealand we go!! We took a drive down to lake Taupo and treated ourselves to a night in a cheap motel. We were both very happy to see a shower!!! However noodles were still on the cards because we only had a microwave. We sprang up the next morning and did our hike from the Waikato river (the largest river in NZ) to the Haku falls. This was another stunning walk through beautiful green surroundings. We tried to eat our scrummy lunch at the falls, but were surrounded by very pretty but very rude birds. On our picnic table was 9 staring at us, edging their way forward. But behind us was another 12 sitting in a tree ready to swoop in...we didn't finish our lunch. Aiden was never going to risk losing some of his lunch to an animal. So we headed back to the car and started our drive towards Wellington, hoping we would come across somewhere to stay on the way. We did, yay!!!!!! The campsite we happened to stumble across was situated in the most beautiful surroundings. Behind us was a cliff with a massive shear drop, at the bottom a nice stream running through, and we were once again surrounded by lush green trees. Noone else was around (this scared me, Aiden loved it). We took the opportunity to go and stare at the sky whilst we were cooking our noodles (that's right more noodles), the stars here in Mangaweka are beautiful. After another delightful night of watching lost, followed by a very cosy nights sleep, we made our way down to Rimutaka forest park, where we will set up base near Wellington. Once again, another stunning campsite with a stream surrounded by trees. All our campmates seem to be loan men with white cars, long hair and suspicious looking beards...Aiden will be escorting me to the toilet at night time. Aiden kindly offered to make my gourmet noodles tonight as I was a bit fainty (my own fault, not enough vegetables or water, lesson learnt), however as we settled in the cosy van and began eating our noodles Aiden nearly heaved into the bowl...His body has finally rejected the noodles 😂. The weather was interesting during the night. Heavy rain, strong winds, thunder and lightening simultaneously (no gaps in between the two so we were right in the storm). I laid there very smugly snuggled up in my camper van, thinking of the group of school children who had turned up and were sleeping in tents, pahahaa!!!

    The next day the weather remained very bleak, so instead of taking another hike, we ventured into Wellington to see what it had to offer. The answer, not a lot! I find it absolutely amazing that a country's capital city can have so little to offer. It makes Mansfield and Ipswich look like a metropolis. Shops selling actual items such as clothes, books etc... are few and far between. And there are no nice restaurants, but all little places to eat, mostly low cost and a bit shabby. It was crazy. We kept walking thinking we would find something. We didn't. However, all this walking made us both a bit on the dizzy side, so we decided to treat ourselves to a meal at a Malaysian restaurant. Eating out here is so cheap. We ordered 3 meals between us and a coke and it was less than £15. The food was incredible, especially the curry. The curry contained 2 pieces of broccoli, we were in heaven. We took a piece each and savoured every bite. Anyone who knows Aiden would be shocked at the look of satisfaction on his face as he tucked into his piece of broccoli, haha. We scoffed down our green curry, crispy chicken on rice and half of our dumplings, and bagged the remaining dumplings to enjoy later. We headed back after this and due to lack of anything to do in Wellington found ourselves back at the campsite with plenty of day light left to play some games of Rummy. I won, Aiden is not happy. So once again, as the evening descended on us we snuggled down to watch the next disc of lost, with our dumplings and the most disgusting bowl of condensed tomato soup ever. But, tragedy happened, the disc won't work. We've tried everything. The loss has hit us hard. We've had to skip to the next disc, but soothed our woes with a pack of cookies. On a happier note, we absolute love our nights in the camper. Aiden describes them as "a dream come true". It's a dream we never really knew we had, but it's so nice to be snuggled in the back of a camper every night, surrounded by beautiful scenery and stars without a care in the world. Apart from me being scared when the campsites are empty and checking the doors are locked 50 times. Sorry Aiden.

    This morning we took a hike through the Orongorongo valley. What can I say, another beautiful walk. This threw in another element though...walking across unsturdy bridges...I think this is the first time I have seen Aiden walk faster than me 😅 We walked for an hour and a half until we made it to the end of the trail, and settled at the stream to eat our picnic. On the walk we saw a very gruesome dead possom and studied rata trees. That's all the information I can give you that's different to our other walks. Afterwards we took a trip to the supermarket and treated ourselves to some tortellini, yay not noodles!!! We also treated ourselves to a bottle of cider, that's right, a plastic litre bottle. We are cheap, stingy, and we like it. So we drank our cider, played cards (I won again), ate our yummy tortellini, and got shamefully drunk off our bottle of cider. We're not made of tough stuff any more. So, we are now off North again. We cannot climb 'mount doom' at the moment due to bad weather, so we are driving 6 hours north to Waitomo to try and visit the glowworm caves, and attempt the climb on Monday fingers crossed!
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    Jo Morris

    I love juicy dave😂😂😂 best pic!!

    5/27/16Reply

    Now I understand why you called the car jucy, not sure about the dave bit though(dad)

    5/28/16Reply
     
  • Day141

    Pencarrow Coastal Trail

    March 2, 2015 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Wellington je super, ale nikdy neni na skodu si od mesta trochu odpocinout. K Pencarrow majakum (ten stary na kopci je nejstarsi "pevny" majak na NZ, ten mladsi na brehu postavili proto, ze horni nebyl v mlze casto videt - coz by majak mel, ze :-)?) vede asi 10 km rovne gravel road, nikam se nestoupa, nic se nepreliza, takze z hikingoveho hlediska nuda nejvetsi :-(. Ale vyhledy na protejsi "poloostrov" s centrem metropole, proplouvajici trajekty a - hlavne! - Jizak byly celkem fajn.Read more

    Filip Matyasek

    Uplne idealni na trail running

    3/15/15Reply
    Filip Matyasek

    To se tam dopravuji lodicku pri prilivu?

    3/15/15Reply
     
  • Day18

    Radek MacGyver

    August 28, 2015 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Nas problem rodinneho sedmimistneho vanu jsme vyresili vymontovanim sedacek, nalezenim skladky, kde se jich dalo zbavit a pak presunem do MitreMEGA (mistniho Bauhausu), ktery se stal nasim dalsim domovem na nekolik dni. Pod mym stavebnim dozorem, Radek posledni dny kreslil, meril, rezal, zatloukal, srouboval, nadaval a znovu a znovu jsme se vraceli do MM pro dalsi a dalsi naradi. V nize uvedenem fotoromanu se muzete sami presvedcit, jaky je ten Radek bourak! Za par hodin nam na koleni na parkovisti vyrobil luxusni apartma s vestavenymi skrinemi, jidelnim koutem a kuchynkou. Stale jeste nejsme vsak hotovi, jeste to bude potreba doladit...Read more

    Previi vam zavidim, vypada dobre;).. Kolik ma najeto? Tipuju do 150?

    8/28/15Reply
    Ivana Kelblová

    Evidentně má Radek velmi rád své modré triko. Já myslím, že si ho pere někde ve fontáně nebo podobně, protože Lenka by to nevydržela. A nebo mají velkou zásobu ambi prur:) :) :) Zdravím vás a těším se na další pokračování, je to lepší než ulice a že se tam teď dějí věci.:)

    8/28/15Reply
    Mirka Mašková

    To triko Radkovi evidentně nese štěstí, určitě nesvlikat! Na záclony si taky troufne, nebo se předvede Lenka😉

    8/28/15Reply
    svisti.on.the.road

    Zaclony musim nejak vymyslet ja:-) to je muj ukol!

    8/28/15Reply
     

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