Tag Archive: A Journey to Middle Earth

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH…PART FIVE:

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH: NEW ZEALAND, NORTH ISLAND, DECEMBER 2011. PART FIVE: Thursday: December 22nd …Zealandia, Bays, Beaches and Fellowship. After a day full of Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit highlights, today would would have a  much different focus. The day started once more with a hearty breakfast, then it was off to Zealandia, the…

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH…PART FOUR:

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH: NEW ZEALAND, NORTH ISLAND, DECEMBER 2011. PART FOUR: Wednesday: December 21st… Location, Location, Location…Wellington and Surrounds. Early start, early breakfast… Jack Machiela picked us up at 8:45 a.m. to take us on a Flat Earth Tour of Lord of the Rings Movie Locations around the Wellington. We picked up three English…

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH…PART THREE:

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH: NEW ZEALAND, NORTH ISLAND, DECEMBER 2011. PART THREE: Tuesday: December 20th… Forests and Beaches. On the road again southwards to Wellington firstly gave us last views of Mount Taranaki. When one sees this mighty volcano rising up out of the flat coastal lands that surround it, you can only think “The…

CHRISTMAS TREAT FOR HOBBIT FANS:

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH: CHRISTMAS TREAT FOR HOBBIT FANS: Wednesday, December 21. THIS DAY IN WELLINGTON PROVED TO BE VERY SPECIAL. It started when we set out to visit Lord of the Rings movie Locations, it ended on an absolute high for any Tolkien Fan. We appeared on National Television in New Zealand. We were…

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH: PART TWO.

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH: NEW ZEALAND, NORTH ISLAND, DECEMBER 2011. PART TWO: Sunday: December 18th…Gorges and Volcanoes. Our journey today took us south to Rangitikei River and Gravity Canyon. We took a detour along Gorge Road through some beautiful farm and green hills scenery. We found a different part of the Rangitikei Gorge and took…

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH:

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH: NEW ZEALAND, NORTH ISLAND, DECEMBER 2011. PART ONE: Thursday: December 15th…Renewing a Friendship. I arrived at Auckland Airport late afternoon. There I met my travelling mate Astrid, from the Tyrolean Tolkien Smial. We had met on two occasions before at Tolkien events in Europe and it was so good to see…