Monday, November 09, 2015

Monday 9th November 2015…..a drive and a half!!!!

Again a great sleep very comfy bed and down comforter took my time this morning over a light breakfast and then went into town to see the clock performance…as I mentioned yesterday the town of Stratford is named for the Bard and this is the town’s centre piece!!!

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So at 10am the figures pop out of the story of the lovers is heard all down main street really cute!!!

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Todays drive was to be 155km along this highway

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So fasten your seat belt and check out with me the scenery along the twisty narrow and slow highway!!!

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I did see 1000’s of these!!!

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This little guy was at the side of the road and did not move when i stopped i was concerned about his safety even though i only saw about 20 vehicles the whole day i turned around and about 100 yards back found an entrance to a farm drove in and met the owner and told him and he thanked me and went and got his truck and got the wild one!!!

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The smallest one of the day!!

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They are the second highest falls in the North island and quite a sight!!!

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These don’t look too friendly so i am glad there is a stream to separate us….

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Number 477 looks particularly nasty!!

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It was a long drive time wise but very beautiful and I arrived in the town of Owhango where i have an airbnb booked for two nights….I met my host Jerome a kind French man and the house is rustic but clean and comfortable

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Love these long metal tubs and i was in there very quickly after washing down Little mellow yellow and that is when i noticed the saying on the rear number plate

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The main reason for coming to this area is to hike the Tongariro Alpine crossing rated the best one day walk in NZ…19km and tomorrow i have a gentleman coming to pick me up at 7am drive me to the start of the hike and then pick me up at the other end…

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Today’s drive…

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These were taken from the front yard

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Yashi Kochi!!!

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