Daily Archives: November 13, 2006

Scenes from Haast…the Leprechaun

I didn’t want to fight Imogen for him, but she already has Malcolm ;-). I had an obstructed view seat at the dinner table (there was a big fireplace in the middle of the room), but the ladies kept talking … Continue reading

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Scenes from Haast…White-Welli Boy

The first guy to catch our eye that evening was White-Well Boy. Tall, dark and handsome, dontcha think? Jenny had to let me down gently though…she told me that the white gumboots mean that he kills baby sheep for a … Continue reading

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Scenes from Haast…Pub 2

We moved on to have dinner at the World Heritage Hotel Pub. Really good. Turns out to be one of the better places we ate, which surprised everyone over the course of the week. I had sweet potato and capsicum … Continue reading

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Scenes from Haast…Pub 1

Got to Haast after a not too long drive, but then again, I slept through most of it. Think Catherine was cruel and took a picture of me snoozing. The motel here, the Heritage Park Lodge wasn’t too exciting, but … Continue reading

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Thunder Creek Falls

Before the drive to Haast (where many of us fell asleep), we made a quick stop at these falls. Very tall, and it was only one of two. The other was much higher up and couldn’t be seen from where … Continue reading

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Gates of Haast

It was rainy when we got out of the forest and out from under the cover of the trees. Cold again too. When we got to the van, the guy with all the stuff on his bike had just made … Continue reading

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Haast Pass Hike

It was cold, starting to rain, and a pretty big hill, so after the cafe stop, we opted to hike the Haast Pass rather than ride it. It was our first view of the New Zealand bush. They call it … Continue reading

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Makarora Warm Up

As I mentioned, Karsten took pity on we shivering creatures at Boundary Creek and decided to buy us a coffee at Makarora. Basically it’s an outpost in the mountains with a lodge, cafe, little store, and an airstrip for scenic … Continue reading

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Windy Lunch

After our windy ride, we stopped off for a windy lunch. There’s a small pass between two mountain ranges and you’re back along Lake Wanaka again. The Boundary Creek rest stop/camping spot we ate in had a little shelter, where … Continue reading

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Riding Around Lake Hawea

Started our ride at one end of Lake Hawea on Monday AM. Yet another Lake Tahoe…just on the other side of the hills from Lake Wanaka. It was incredibly windy, and we started straight up a hill. Then it was … Continue reading

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