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... known area, the Sounds. It is a long drive from Hamilton approximately 1500 kilometres to Te Anau, close to Milford Sound. We had only a week for the whole trip as that was the maximum time Beverley could take off from work, so it was a challenge!
It would have been quicker to take the main road down the east coast there and back but we wanted to go down the centre, for us a previously unexplored region. There was no choice of route as only one road crosses from region. ...
... br> Ollie:
On the 2nd day we went on a cave tour, called Spellbound. As we travelled through we saw lights, small ones, he shined a light on them to show them, and they were as long as my little finger. They are born as eggs of 100 or more, but the first one to hatch will eat their brothers and sisters. We then got on to a boat and travelled towards a waterfall. The instructor slammed the side of the boat to make ...
... by males. And eventually rape ensues. He also doesn't like the fact they have some a happy friendly reputation when that obviously isn't the case. He feels that it's like lying to the people about what dolphins are all about. In his words "why can't we spear fish for them instead of swim with them" and "it's a shame they don't get tangled in the rotors" Brett didn't really enjoy the trip in the aspect of dolphin watching. However it did give us a great bit ...
... watch! (They also had the LOTR trilogy but we'd obviously all seen those films before).
Anyway, back to Hobbiton - even though it was raining we had a nice day exploring the lovely green fields and seeing all the different hobbit houses they have there (big ones for filming next to small hobbits, tiny ones for ...
... and eating them by the water.
So my PUB of the day is
Peak: Taking my heels off and getting in the fountain to take a picture with the statue. Quite a few kids saw me and begged their parents if they could do the same.
Unexpected: Children swimming in the American Modernist garden. I felt like I had walked into someones backyard.
Bummer: Wearing heels! Need I say more.