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Mar 4th, 2014 at 3:04 AM
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Feb 23rd, 2014 at 2:05 AM
As a special service to Ralf this time without sound track, so he does not have to rush to the loo …
The climb up to the Wairere Falls wasn’t a relaxing one: steeply uphill the trail went and in passages very exhausting. The wiev on the stream, several smaller falls and the foliage was nice, but it became quite annoying to be passed by teenagers in flip flops every few minutes as if they were being on a beach stroll. I was glad to let them pass, enjoying every break to catch my breath. Brats!
Having reached the lookpout platform I was a bit disappointed. You had a good view of the falls but from wuite farer away than expected, and no view on the surrounding landscape whatsoever. So we went on, again steep up, quite some ordeal – again with lots of passings. Finally, the top of the falls. This time we had a splendid view on the landscape, on lots of teeangers splashing around in the pools before the falls, but no good view on the falls itself. Hrmpf! Ok.
The real highlight was the stream before it reached the pools and the falls.
And if you choose the terrain of your trail correctly it looks like a fat cat on the altimeter ;)
Total distance: 7054 m
Max elevation: 444 m
Min elevation: 38 m
Total climbing: 632 m
Total descent: -632 m
Total Time: 03:33:22
Feb 22nd, 2014 at 2:23 PM
For five days we were on holiday within our holiday and made a trip on the North Island. A short overview of our stations:
Details will follow bit by bit.
Feb 16th, 2014 at 2:04 AM
Yesterday we were first shopping in Newmarket, then buying a few treats at little and friday for picknick and then we went to the Botanic Gardens to watch the sculpture exhibition and to have a pick nick – pictures can be found at Stefan’s. Beside being roasted in the sun a very pleasant day.
There was only one rub: The food. Little and friday makes the most amazing cakes, cookies, tarts and pies. When we were on our way back from the Chapter to the car we made a small detour into the Timeout Bookstore. Just to have a short look. And of course it is clear: ‘only looking’ does not really work. And of course I could not resist when I found they had not only “Treats from little and friday” but also “little and friday celebrations” on the shelves. And now they are mine! :)