Saturday, November 14, 2015

Saturday 14th November 2015..a lot of stuff going on!!!

Started my morning with a great work out a hike to the top of this waterfall…

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Right of the V line of those trees you can see the waterfall..the following photo is zoomed in

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Neat to think that in less than 2 hours I shall be standing on top there!!!

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Obviously all up hill and then these work out monsters

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If anybody is interested 147 steps!!!!

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This is the view from the lower platform of the  highest falls on the North Island!!!

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Another steep hike to the top but well worth it!!!!

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A panoramic view from the top!!

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What a view..it was a good idea to start early as I saw only about a dozen people on the way up on the way down a different story I must have passed around 80 folks!!!!

The drive to my  next destination was through wonderful sweeping panoramas of fertile farm land….

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and lots of one lane small bridge ways!!!!

At 2pm I was in the small town of

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where I had arranged to meet Serena and Scott….they lived in the downstairs apartment in the complex where I lived in SMA and we became good friends so how nice to see them 18 months later in NZ….we had a great afternoon catching up they are touring NZ for 4 months in their camper van

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After leaving these intrepid travellers I drove about 30 km to the town of Thames where I am staying for two nights….as I passed through town the streets were blocked off and a festival was going off so I stopped and parked and took in some of the action …

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You can see the name of the event and a lot of the people were dressed in Victorian type costumes it looked like fun!!!

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I am staying at another airbnb this time with Andrew and Dave on the farm acreage just outside of town..i am in the separate cabin which is rustic and cosy

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It has everything I need except a shower so I use the one in the main house…Andrew and Dave are great guys and have given me suggestions for a full day’s driving and hiking tour tomorrow…oh by the way it is 23 dollars per night!!!!!!

Have a great weekend …..

Yashi Kochi!!!!

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