If you've noticed that posts here have been a bit slow of late it's because I've been quite busy; and one of the things occupying my time was getting ready for my wedding and subsequent New Zealand honeymoon! Of chief importance to readers of this blog, I'm sure, are two stops we made in New Zealand: Hobbiton and a Weta Workshop showcase in Auckland. Pics to follow!
We did quite a tour of New Zealand- starting Queenstown and heading North through Christchurch to Blenheim in the Marlborough region.
|Our trek across the South Island before we flew to the North Island
In Queenstown we took an aerial tour of the back country in an around Milford Sound; the pilot worked as a transport pilot during the filming of the Lord of the Rings, and pointed out the area below as being where the Ford of Bruinen scenes were shot:
|If you want him, come and claim him!
We did some relaxing at a spa called Onsen Hot Pools. Amazing.
We took a detour to Mount Cook, which was used as the Lonely Mountain in the hobbit movies.
There it is, snowcapped, and way off in the distance- naturally pics don't do it justice. I just so happened to be wearing my Gondor Calls for Ale shirt- definitely my favorite MESBG podcast by a mile, and I am a proud patron!Church of the Good Shepherd.
Next we delved into caverns old with a tour of the Waitamo Glowworm caves:
HOBBITONAnd then! We're going on an adventure!Look! It's Gandalf's path!
Next we went to a Weta workshop exhibit in Auckland- it was awesome! Pic dump below!How'd I do?