Our window view at
The Green Dragon Inn windows,
Hobbit Movie Set,
Saint Andrew’s Church,
I appose there are some who need a sign.
Although I’m not one of them.
Even 12 months ago I felt the path
could have been a bit wider.
Below are some shots taken while…
admiring the Orakei Korako Geothermal
area in New Zealand.
Not necessarily in order…
but they do give an idea of…
what is was like to walk this area.
It is hard to imagine that anyone would
wander off the path and signage
would be required.
I would have loved more handrails…
than there was.
This was one of the early indications that
it was not safe to step off the paths.
And this was nearing the end of
our 1.8 kilometre and 666 steps walk.
Had I known it was so long and so many steps
I may have thought twice.
However, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience,
and not too many others around
to spoil the enjoyment.
Below is an area of The Great Ocean Road,
near The Twelve Apostles,
I don’t recall seeing steps but people who were
on the sand materialised in the car park
in a short space of time.
These steps are near the beginning of
the Orakei Korako Geothermal walk…
1.8 kilometres and nearly 666 steps later
(there was some more around the corner)
we were nearly there.
My knees were protesting and they
screamed even louder when they saw we had
several flights of these stairs to and from our room.
That was the night we were offered a ground floor room.
And took it.
While in New Zealand we were told about
by locals and our nearly daughter-in-law.
This photo is early stages…a step every so often.
And no-one had told us it was a 1.8 kilometre trail
around this geothermal area, often without
a handrail to stop a plunge into hot water.
and steps which went down had an equal number
of counterparts going up.
and it was nearing the end.
As bad as my knees and foot felt at this stage,
I felt really pleased when I was told it was
a 1.8 kilometre walk which included 666 steps.
I had survived and even the devils number
did not stop me…may have slowed me but…. 🙂