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Thompson Bay

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  • Day5

    Queen Charlotte Sound, Malborough

    February 11, 2017 in New Zealand

    Decided to stay here a second night so we could drive to Anakiwa on the other side of the sound to do a day walk. Fishing is hugely popular here and while having breakfast the man camping nearby nearly caught this stingray that swam in front of our tent! Anakiwa is a tiny village well set up for walkers as the Queen Charlotte Track, one of the great tramps, starts from here. This meant we could enjoy a shower in the public toilets (very cold though) on our return, as the campsite has a toilet only. Most DOC campsites are very basic with stream water supply and a drop toilet. Generally small, for around 6 spaces but are in amazing places. People talk of strong winds which have been around all summer and like we have heard many times on our trip 'it's not usually like this'! However, the weather today has been wonderfully warm, sunny and calm.Read more

  • Day157

    Queen Charlotte Track - Day 3

    December 3, 2017 in New Zealand

    It was another hot day, and this part of the hike was exposed. We went through another saddle and the climb back onto the ridge was quite tiring. But after that, the rest of the day was mostly downhill.

    We passed some fragrant Mahuka shrubs. They are white flowers from which NZ makes its famous Mahuka honey.

    We had planned to finish the hike and leave the park that day. Instead, we decided to stay one more night at the finish. That way it would be less rushed and we could swim during the heat of the following day. By the time we finished it was already cooling down. We had some drinks at a restaurant at the edge of the water and enjoyed the sunset.

    The following day, we loaded our stuff into Sonny and Anna's convertible. They had been allowed to borrow it from their WWOOF'ing host. We drove the windy coast, with the top down, singing Abba!

    Back at the start, our van was still waiting for us. We jumped into the water from a large dock and lounged on a small floating platform. It was great. We cleaned up our gear and went our separate ways again. It had been nice doing the trip together.
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  • Day27

    26.Tag: 5. und letzte Etappe

    February 28, 2017 in New Zealand

    Am letzten Tag haben wir richtig Gas gegeben und die 12,5km in nur 3 Stunden inkl. kleiner Pause abgerissen 😂 Den Queen Charlotte Track kann man wirklich nur empfehlen...Auch wenn wir uns nach 5 Tagen sehr auf die Dusche gefreut haben 😉

  • Day66

    Weihnachten in Anakiwa

    December 22, 2015 in New Zealand

    Weihnachten feiere ich mit den Familtons auf der Südinsel. Das finde ich super, Weihnachten im Hostel bleibt mir also erspart. Also nehmen Peter, seine Schwester, ihre beiden Kinder und ich am 22. die Fähre auf die Südinsel. Dann fahren wir nach Anakiwa in den Marlborough Sounds. Der Ausblick ist herrlich - um uns herum dunkelgrüne Hügel, vor uns das türkisfarbene Meer.

    Es werden ein paar gemütliche Tage. Wir wandern und spazieren, fahren ein bißchen Boot, sitzen am Wasser, essen, lesen, spielen Karten. Wie in einigen anderen Ländern auch ist in Neuseeland erst am 25. Weihnachten - und am 26. ist schon wieder alles vorbei. So richtige festlich-gemütliche Weihnachtsstimmung wie Zuhause fühle ich natürlich nicht, es ist einfach zu warm dafür, allerdings hätte ich mir hier kaum schönere Weihnachtstage vorstellen können: der Ort ist wunderschön, und die Familtons sind total herzlich.Read more

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