23 May

We stayed the night near Wanganui River. The people who are here must be giants…I did not meet any giants thought.

They also have big dinosaurs as pets, they scared me…

Only joking. Back to reality. On our way down to Whanganui River, we stopped off at a sheep farm, to look at all the farmers giving the sheep a haircut. I have never seen anything like it, just cutting away at a really fast speed. Steve (the owner) told us that one person could get through 300 sheep a day, crazy!

Anyways, back to what I wanted to tell you about, we paddled down Whanganui River in a nice red canoe.  Starting off at Whakahora, we paddled down 11km down the river to , where we stopped for lunch. Then we carried on 16km further downstream. The scenery was so beautiful, even when it rained. The scenery made me feel like I was in a middle of a fairy tale, like the ones I got told when I was little about Trolls and Princesses. This is actually where they filmed some scenes of Lord of the Rings, beautiful.


Then we got picked up by a jet boat, which brought us back upstream. They just tied the long canoes on the back of the speed boats and off we went, crazy people!

2 Responses to “Whanganui”

  1. Audhild June 8, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    SV: Det har eg ikkje sett! Men holder nå på å laste det ned nå 😀 gleder meg til å se det 🙂
    Så kjekt å hørra 😀 Eg følger med på eventyret dåkkas og, ser heilt fantastisk ut! 🙂

  2. Claire June 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    lol i proper laughed out loud at that picture of you on that bench , tiny x

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