Trip Start Mar 03, 2005
Trip End Mar 31, 2006

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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Well we have been in QT for a couple of days now, and to be honest I don't really like the place that much. The scenery around here is absolutely beautiful though, with the lake and the Remarkable mountain range. But the town is just full of motels and tourist buses arriving all the time.
We went horse riding today in Glenorchy - a tiny little town with about 250 people living there. They shot a lot of the scenes in Lord of the Rings near there - remember from the Fellowship where they are walking across the mountains in the snow, and they get a ton of snow dropped on them? Well we could see that from where we were riding, along with a lot of the places where they filmed the Rohan riders. The scenery is absolutely fantastic. My horse was a little bit naughty and kept fighting with me for control of the reins. This started to get really annoying after a bit, and then ended up with me falling off the horse as we were doing a rising trot!! Apparently I landed quite gracefully, although I was a little scared that the horse was gonna stand on me!! All good though, and I
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