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Badmeester in Tibet

BANG !

Report 18 February By Steef On the way from Manipuri to Kaiwera we come across beautiful place names .Monawai, Papatotara, Tuatapere, Orepuki and Waimatuku. In Tuatapere we drink coffee in a museum cafe. Here we eat the tastiest lemmon pie … Continue reading

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Bee in the bus!

Report 17 February By Steef BEE IN THE BUS! someone called in the bus that took us to Doubtful Sound. Driver John Gallantry caught the insect immediately to prevent unrest among passengers. It rained all night. Not surprising when you … Continue reading

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Oh shit!

Report 16 February By Steef Gradually we have a fixed morning ritual for everyone. Dirk is working on the Ford, Greetje takes care of the catering and Trudy clears up the tent, a hot job because the mattresses have to … Continue reading

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Chinese in the Ford

Report 15 February By Steef It is still blowing very hard this morning. The roaring wind over the 300 meter deep lake causes large dust clouds on the campsite. Someone tries to change his flat tire. A Ford Model A … Continue reading

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Bridges and rivers

Report 14 February By Steef I am standing on the roof of the Land Rover to pack up the roof tent. Today we continue our journey and now towards Makarora, Lake Wanaka. On the meandering jungle road back to the … Continue reading

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A rainy day

Report 13 February By Steef The morning starts with a light rain, after 12 hours it gets a little less, but the sun we will hardly see today. At a gold diggers town we stop for a cup of coffee … Continue reading

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The first miles

Report 12 February By Steef The day begins with a bright sun so time to pack and leave. During the preparations I suddenly hear a cheerful piano playing from Kathryn house. She turns out to have a real pianola and … Continue reading

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Visitors

Report 11 February By Steef Because it rains almost the whole day we decide not to leave yet. A great opportunity to update reports and to receive a visit. Jan Willem Lijnes comes along with his son Axel. As an … Continue reading

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Model T club tour and key transfer

Report 10 February By: Steef As agreed, the first tourers arrived at Avonhead Av. 499 (where we stay in our cottage) at   half past ten. This entire day was dominated by a tour ride led by Chris and Rosemary. But … Continue reading

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Preparation and visitors

Report 09 February  By Steef On this sunny day we were mainly busy with the preparations for our coming departure. Chris  visited us later with a friend to discuss our tour the next day with a couple of friends  Of … Continue reading

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