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Old 01-21-2010, 04:38 AM   #52
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The roads in the immediate area of Invercargill are not terribly exciting, although the coastal scenery is still great - and different again, of course - but as I followed the scenic route further West and then North, the landscape changed again. I don't know on which part of the island Lord Of The Rings was filmed but this area certainly made me think of that. The roads got progressively twistier too

Approaching Te Anau, near the town of Manapouri, my GPS found me a place to stay at Freestone Backpackers - What a great place! Great view, and run by nice people.

MSF Ridercoach IBA: 35353 95 R1100GSA, 93 GTS1000, 85 R80RT, 93 DR350/435, 99 RX125, 78 DT100
January 2010 New Zealand South Island ride
Summer 2009 UK to Alps ride
Summer 2008 UK End-to-End ride
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