The Narrows Landing
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... forward to the tour so jumped aboard the coach.
The coach took us on a short drive down the valley to the start of the tour and although we still hadn’t had a glimpse of the Shire thus yet the excitement was building for us and clearly for Enthusiastic Simon who was hopping from foot to foot eager to get in!
Before we knew it we were walking through a narrow pathway, which Enthusiastic Simon told us was the way Gandalf ...
... are never that busy. We picked our spot and chilled for about 4 hours in total. Swim, sleep, swim, sleep. Pretty much how it went. Got back for dinner and cooked some kind of spaghetti thing with mushrooms and garlic. Dave (bevs husband) picked me up around 21:30 as he had been at the dinner in auckland too and we drove home. Nothing planned for tomorrow so we'll see what happens. The journey awaits ...
... new gun already). He spent his xmas money on a fishing rod and despite not catching a fish yet, is determined to feed us, probably on the bait fish we bought. Weathers been mixed. Some days warm sunshine.. but rain too. It poured on New Years eve just as we set ourselves up for our first barbie on the 'dick' .. so just like England - be prepared for anything and it seems to change very quickly.. Not had great surfing yet, which is disappointing. The ...
... in the 19th. and early 20th. century, but they are now protected.
Driving towards Kawakawa we come across a sign indicating the Puketi Kauri Forest. We turn onto narrow winding Waiare Road and drive through attractive hilly countryside. A few kilometres on we cross a one-way bridge.
"Stop!" cries my navigator, Miryam. "The road has run out!"
Sure enough ...
... Otherwise how could you know where you are?
Are we all somewhere different then?
Each person has such a different narrative, I’m not surprised we keep it simple by saying “I am here”. But really you can be anywhere in your mind... Everyone knows this!
I've lived in Raglan since 1998. I guess this is my home, where my journey begins (again!). ...