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Feb 11, 2013 - Rangitata to Lake Pukaki

Today was white water rafting on the Rangitata River. There are 2 class 5 rapids, and thanks to our guides we went through them perfectly and had no mishaps. Then we had a mishap. Our guide was feeling a little cocky 'cus he had done so well, and did this "surfing" on a rapid where you place the raft on the rapid and kinda hold it there. Well, our side of the raft was taking on water which made it sorta sink, and Rhea & I did a backflip out of the raft. When I popped up one of the people on the raft grabbed my paddle to try to pull me back...

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May 3, 2006 - Christchurch - LAKE TEKAPO

Alarm was supposed to go off at 8am so we could get up early and have a look round Christchurch before picking up our campervan at 12:30 but I set the time wrong so we didn't get up till about 10. It was so warm and cozy in the bed (had a duvet - miss those!!) that we didn't want to get up at all. Walked to Wicked Campers to see if the van was ready early-wasn't, so had a cup of tea in a really nice bookshop/café round the corner then walked into town for a wonder. Really, really weird as it didn't feel like we were in New Zealand at all....

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Nov 28, 2004 - Dunedin to Twizel

Sun 28th Nov 2004. Days 53 to 55: Dunedin to Twizel. Leaving Dunedin, to the north this time, the view of the city is beautiful, with the rolling hills surrounding it, the Otago Peninsula and the harbour between them was shining nicely in bright sunlight. The road north followed the coast most of the time. I stopped at Moeraki, which is notable for completely round boulders, about 5 - 6 feet across, on the beach. The reason for their formation is not completely known, but they think it might be like a pearl, when an irritant like a stone...

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Apr 16, 2004 - The Battle of the Pelonnor Fields

We got ourselves onto a guided tour for the Battle of the Pelonnor Fields as the lcoation is on private land and was of course the battle in Return of the King for Minas Tirith and the seige of Gondor. We were guided by Simon who during filming had been a driver, ferrying orcs around. He even taught us how to move like the 3 different types of orcs - Urak-hai, Mordor and Moria. He was an excellent guide and provided alot of info about how the filming was done. We recommend this tour highly to any of you Ring fans out there(should you be...

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