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Nelson

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  • Day16

    Der erste Tag in NZ

    October 12 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Nachdem wir den gestrigen Tag und die Nacht zuvor schlaflos geblieben sind, konnten wir 3 heute Nacht 12 Stunden durchschlafen😃 und sind gut erholt aufgewacht.
    Nach dem Frühstück hat uns Annabel besucht, das ist die Hausbesitzerin. Annabel ist eine wirklich sehr liebe ältere Dame. Sie hat noch einige Dinge im Haus erklärt und uns dann mit auf den Samstags Markt von Nelson genommen.

    Der Markt war wirklich sehr schön. Man konnte frisches Gemüse, tolles streetfood, oder auch Schmuck und andere handgemachte Dinge kaufen. Es gab sogar einen deutschen Fleischer! Da haben wir uns natürlich Wurst gekauft, denn die schmeckt weder in Australien noch hier in NZ so richtig gut🤪. Auch dunkles Brot haben wir dort gefunden und den berühmten Honig probieren wir nun auch mal.
    Aktuell machen wir hier alles zu Fuß, was uns allen nach dem Australien Urlaub ganz gut tut. 🤣Der Weg zu unserem Haus ist ziemlich steil und etwas beschwerlich.

    Das wird ein super Schulweg für Martha 🤭aber glücklicherweise ist die Schule ganz nah und in weniger als 10 Minuten zu erreichen. Wir haben uns die Schule ja gestern schon mal angeguckt. Sie ist klein und niedlich. Ich bin so gespannt, wie es Martha dort gefällt.

    Nun ist unser ersten Tag in Neuseeland schon fast vorbei 🌛und bei euch in Deutschland geht gerade erst die🌞auf.
    Liebe Grüße aus der Zukunft!
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  • Day106

    Nelson

    February 1 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    In AirB&B habe ich als Übernachtungsmöglichkeit für Nelson ein Boot gefunden und gebucht. Bei meiner Ankunft versprach mir der Bootsbesitzer eine Überraschung. Ob es ok sei, wenn ich beim heutigen Training (die Crew besteht aus 5 Personen) dabei sei, es gäbe ein Rennen. So durfte ich an einem wunderschönen Sommerabend bei einer Regatta mit 21 Booten mit dabei sein. Das war supertoll.
    Auch die Überfahrt von der Nordinsel zur Südinsel ist ein Erlebnis. Es ist eine wunderschöne Landschaft.
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  • Day18

    Camp

    Yesterday in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    Alles neu! 🙈
    Heute morgen haben wir Martha abgegeben. Es ist schon eine große Herausforderung. Aber sie hat das toll gemacht, Wir sind ganz stolz. Zum Glück hat sich gleich ein liebes Mädchen um sie gekümmert und ihr alles gezeigt.
    Wir sind sehr gespannt, was Martha berichtet wenn sie am Mittwoch zurück kommt.
    Für morgen wollen wir uns Räder ausleihen und mal eine große Runde drehen.

    Als wir heute Nachmittag zu Hause ankamen, bildete sich um die Sonne ein großer Kreis, ähnlich wie ein Regenbogen. Diesen Lichteffekt nennt man Halo ( habe ich gleich mal gegoogelt 😉).
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  • Day88

    Short stop to get some warm clothes

    September 18 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

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    After a great 3.5 hours ferry ride with Bluebridge Ferries ⛴ early in the morning, we went on with the tour towards Abel Tasman National Park, our first stop on the South Island. On our way we stopped in Nelson, a small town, to get some warm clothes!🥶😂 hence it is even colder on the South Island, we figured its time to get some winter gear. We ended up buying a warm jacket and two beanies. 😅

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    Nach ganzen 3.5 stunden easy going Fähren ⛴ Überfahrt früh am Morgen, bahnten wir ungern weg auf der Südinsel Richtung Abel Tasman Nationalpark. Schnell merkten wir in Neuseeland, dass unsere „Weltumrundung im Sommer“ nicht so ganz für Neuseeland galt. Die Nordinsel fühlte sich schön frisch an, aber die Südinsel ist noch einen Tick kühler 🥶😅. Uns wurde schnell bewusst, wir brauchen etwas günstiges Winterzeug🙈. Also stoppten wir in Nelson, einem kleinen Städtchen auf dem Weg, und holten zwei Mützen und eine warme gefütterte Schlumpfjacke 🤩.
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  • Day17

    Martha berichtet/Frühling in Nelson

    October 13 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Heute begann unser Tag mit einem leckeren Frühstück.
    Dann haben wir eine Wanderung zum Tahunanui-Beach (Stadt Strand von Nelson) gemacht.
    Es war anstrengend dorthin zu kommen, denn es war sehr hügelig.
    Überall blühten schöne Blumen, Mama musste ständig Fotos machen🙄.
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  • Day21

    Westport to Nelson

    December 4, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    Raining in Westport early this morning - time to head out of town to Nelson! We took Highway 6 out of town - a single lane highway with lots of one lane bridges, which can be pretty scary along the way! There was one bridge in particular on a pretty scary bend along a rock face - when we drove it, we followed a big truck and trailer, so figured we’d be ok - pulled off the road after the bridge to watch other cars approach, and at one point, there were two heading towards each other!! I guess there was enough room for them to pass each other, but nevertheless it was still crazy to watch!

    As we kept driving through the rain, we saw a sign that said “Swing Bridge”, so decided to stop and take a look. It was actually a bridge suspended over a river (and apparently the longest swing bridge in New Zealand). The bridge is 360 feet in length, and spans the Buller Gorge, swinging about 60 feet above the Buller River. We paid the $10 each to walk across, then took the short 15 minute loop walk back around through a lovely forested area, then back over the bridge - in the pouring rain!! Pretty cool experience!

    Back on the road, we continued our drive to Nelson, arriving there just after noon, to a lovely sunny day. We were too early to check into our hotel, so took the footpath from the harbour to the lovely downtown area, which was a short 12 minute walk. As in a lot of towns we’ve visited, the main downtown area is pedestrian only, with lots of restaurants and cafes along the street. We were on Trafalgar Street, and at the end is a set of stairs leading up to a clock tower and a beautiful church. We stopped for lunch on Trafalgar Street - the place we ate at had crazy milkshakes - shake, whipped cream, donut, more whipped cream, cookies and candy!! More calories than anyone needs in a day!! We had a browse through a few stores, then went back to check into our lovely hotel suite.

    I had a bit of a snooze, while Dave went for another look around town, then we drove into Nelson to have dinner at an Asian fusion restaurant, then back home to plan our day tomorrow - hoping the weather is good as there are some beautiful bays and beaches not far from here that we want to explore!
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  • Day22

    Rain, Sun, Rain, Sun, Repeat

    December 5, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Woke up to pouring rain this morning, thinking it may hinder our plans for the day to drive up to Abel Tasman National Park to hike along part of the Coastal Track (which is what they call trails here!). After a light breakfast at our hotel, it seemed to be clearing up a little so we decided to go for it! We drove the 64kms from Nelson to Marahau, where the trail begins (or ends depending which route you take!) and experienced blue sky, rain, more blue sky..... well, you get the picture!! The trail starts out along the beach with a short bridge and boardwalk, then changes into a well maintained trail, with beautiful trees and plants - a true New Zealand rainforest, with streams, creeks and waterfalls! In parts, there are beaches right alongside the trail, and in others, after gradually hiking up, they seem to be miles below! The first beach we came to was covered in lovely shells, so of course, we had to make a beach sign to commemorate our trip and leave for others to see we’d been there!

    We continued along until we got to Apple Tree Beach and headed down to take a look. When we got to the beach, there was a lovely bird in distress - someone told us he had a fish hook in his wing. Minutes later, a man got off a boat, approached the bird and threw a net and tarp over him, and proceeded to remove the hook! I asked him what type of bird it was, and he told me a Cormorant, and showed me the large hook he’d removed! The bird was a little slow after “surgery”, and it’s wing seemed to hang down, but he walked away and appeared to be ok. We’d hiked the trail for a few hours at this point, so decided to head back on a water taxi with a group of other hikers. The boat was typical of any water taxi, until we arrived at our destination. At this point, there was a tractor waiting for us in the water just off the beach with a boat trailer attached. Our boat went up onto the trailer and we were driven in to the beach by the tractor! Then, our boat driver hopped onto the tractor and drove us the half km up the road to the water taxi rental place and let us all off in the parking lot! We’d never seen anything like that before!!

    We got back to where we’d parked the car, and there was a nice little cafe right there, so we popped in for a quick lunch before heading to our next destination. We had seen a place on the map called Split Apple Rock, it was a short detour on our way back to Nelson, so we went to take a look. This was one of those beaches far down from the road, so we made the trek down to see the rock - pretty cool! Not many people on this beach, but it too was lovely. Of course, having come down a ways from the road, we then had to hike back up!! Didn’t take too long and we were both glad we’re in somewhat decent shape to be able to do this (ha ha).

    Headed home to our hotel, then got changed and out for dinner in lovely downtown Nelson - it really is a pretty little town and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed our stay here!
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  • Day11

    Nelson

    January 8 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Today I had a relaxed morning. Nothing special planed for today so I took it easy.
    First I went to the beach that was just across the road of the campground. Beautiful place and so lovely weather today again. Gonna be up to 28 degrees today.
    After that I went into the town to the Information Center to grab some flyers and find some inspiration for today.
    Couldn’t really find something in and around Nelson that I would like to do or see, so in the end I was walking up to the Center of New Zealand. Tuff walk but so worth it. I had a beautiful view over the bay from up there.
    On the way back I stopped by the Queens garden, beautiful little garden with a lot of roses and other flowers.
    After that I decided to already head towards Motueka, where I am going to meet up with Melanie, the girl from Switzerland that I met in Wellington, again. I stopped of coarse a few times on the way but was anyway quite early at the campground and just relaxing a bit. Nice with a calm day in between 😊

    Melanie arrived around 18.00 and after a quick shower we decided to go out and eat something today. We found a nice little restaurant with very good food and wine. 😉
    After that we went to sleep, because we have to get up early tomorrow for our Kayaktrip. 😎
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  • Day241

    Fahrt nach Nelson

    September 2 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Nachdem ich gestern meine Arbeit auf der Farm beendet habe bin ich noch etwa die Hälfte der Strecke bis nach Nelson gefahren.

    Aufgrund der Tatsache das auf der Farm ein eigentlich kontrolliertes Feuer außer Kontrolle geriet und es sehr starke Rauchentwicklung gab hab ich eigentlich nur alles ohne Sinn und Verstand in mein Auto geschmissen um schnell wegzukommen. Das ordentliche Einräumen hat mich dann über ne Stunde gekostet 😅

    Am heutigen Tag ging es dann weiter Richtung Nelson. Auf der Strecke hab ich auch einen Halt zur Mittagszeit am Lake Rotoiti gemacht.
    So gegen halb 3 war ich Nelson wo ich in einem Hostel ein paar Stunden in der Woche arbeite um dort kostenlos zu übernachten. Natürlich muss ich mir noch einen Job suchen aber da findet sich bestimmt etwas.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Nelson, نيلسون, Горад Нельсан, Нелсън, नेल्सन, Nelson eskualdea, نلسون، نیوزلند, נלסון, NSN, ネルソン, ნელსონი, 넬슨, Nelsonas, Whakatū, നെൽസൺ, Нелсон, Nelson på New Zealand, Нельсон, நெல்சன், نیلسن، نیوزی لینڈ, 尼爾遜

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