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... Tomorrow we plan a small trip locally, but first I have to negotiate the track back down the hill...hope my brakes are up to it!! (Angela) Hobbiton and The Shire is a pleasant surprise, we thought it would be such a massive tourist trap and swarming with people. In fact it is so well organised that your group can get great shots of Hobbiton without any other groups in sight, making it much more authentic. I think I photographed nearly all of the 44 ...
... areas after things back in England......typical Brit on holiday!! One of our pictures gives you additional information from a Heritage Board if you are interested. We returned after lunch and were just in time to encourage Oliver, Liam, Vicky and Frank to have goes on the Belly slide, in the garden followed by a water fight with water pistols. Many tears later, we packed everything up and then awaited Rob's arrival (Oliver and Liam's dad). It was good to ...
... water was very cold but good fun playing with the kids in the water. Frank and Tony organising races in the shallows.......the children lost the first race but won all the rest. Back home to have a beer, wine and relax. Forgotten how tiring it is to play with children of this age with so, so, so much energy. If it had not been so rude I think all the adults would have gone to bed at the same time as the children. As it turned out we all lasted till about ...
Today was a surprisingly amazing day!
It's not to say that we weren't keen to go to Hobbiton, the site of filming for both the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, but I think we were both a bit skeptical.
It was awesome!
We started the tour by taking a bus over the hill, and it was quite the sight to just see the little hobbit holes from a distance.
Our tour guide then took us through the ...
... the wild,they came up so close to us and swam along with the boat. Some spectacular scenery rock formations bad of course the hole in the rock . I really enjoyed the experience. Later that afternoon we began a hairy journey back across the forest.. The windy roads were worse than in Ireland. Arrived at a lovely park near a river at In on of the top ten parks near dargiville . Pretty good facilities. Made spaghetti Bol for dinner . Pretty exhausted after the big day. Bed ...
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