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... The biggest are the Kauri which can grow like redwoods but most of the giants have long since ended up in wood mills . I took some short clips ,even twittered on about how easy it is to get lost . Every year people do get lost in the bush and not just for a couple of hours but it can be days or weeks! It started to rain again and Yep i lost the trail , spent over an hour trying to get my bearings and was just about to record my ...
... and up and over the mountain range. These roads were just logging tracks really. The 309 does have some nice stop offs. In fact I came around one bend to be confronted by pigs in the road, I stopped then more appeared. Further along I came to "waterworks" a sort of homemade theme park. They use water from the hills to power all manner of DIY "Heath Robinson" devices , also had a play area that looked really good fun, would be ...
... Opoutere. This area is very special and remains, by and large unspoilt and undeveloped. It is rare to find a 5 kilometre stretch of white sand dune beach with not a single house nor any other sign of civilization in sight. Beach access is by way of the quaint wooden footbridge and a leisurely 20 minute stroll through the forest. The beach has a raw beauty with spectacular views out to Slipper Island. Where the beach ...
The beach resounded with laughter. Laughing at another's expense is not a good thing, but on this occasion it could not be helped as the laughed at starting laughing with and later at other unfortunates who had confidently made the same wrong assumptions that they too had made leading them into hot water, literally. We were at the Hot Water Beach, as we drove towards it we were astonished to find a steady stream of cars leaving the area, afraid we had come too ...
... telling the city it is time to wake up, the soothing waves crashing into the earth as they put me in a trance, taking in the clean energizing air in a deep breathe to supply my body what it needs. I take a few minutes and realize... there is calmness within me that doesnt happen often enough. I open my eyes and they adjust to the array of colors this sun is producing bouncing off the clouds, illuminating the floating rocks in the ocean, and reflection off ...
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