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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... materials and it was written into the contract that the land would be returned to its original state afterwards, and that's what happened until, a huge front of bad weather set in and it was left to basically rot. However, when the same farmer was approached and asked if the land could be used again for The Hobbit Trilogy, and agreement was reached so that Hobbiton was made of permanent materials and would remain there afterwards for people to ...
... and more stairs, hills, scrambling, stones sticking up in the path, no simple place to put your foot. I made good time up here though, hills are my friend, but it was tough.
The brief view from the summit was stunning out to the west, across farm land and, of course, more mountains. The short sojourn into sunshine was soon over and we lunged back into the forest. The challenge this time was tree roots, knotted and gnarly, loops to catch toes and ...
... we were there it seemed appropriate to relax our bodies a little and we found a walk-in massage parlour. Fabulous all over massage got us ready for our massive flight the next day to Santiago. On our way back to the hotel we stopped into a place we’d spotted on our first day to see if we could get our mops chopped. Another couple of Korean haircuts later and our bodies were all set but to keep up the international nature of our dining in recent nights we decided to ...
... they call Silver Fern as the underside looks like silver. I looked but did not see that, only green! The landscape is amazing here, never saw anything quite so spectacular.
We picked up our Hobbit guide and then we were in Hobbiton. Rich and I had just seen a episode on Hobbiton and we both said wouldn't that be a great place to visit. And, we did!
When we first got off the bus, there we could see in the distance ...
... was hit out to the birthday boy, Bob Ziehlke, on the mid-wicket boundary. I wasn't happy with the cross-bat slog that the batsman had played off middle stump but figured it would only be a single as Bob only had to move 10 metres to his right. But he didn't move a muscle! Everyone started yelling at him to move - so he ran too his left, the wrong way. I'm thinking now this is going to cost me two runs. More yelling from his team-mates ...