Insider Tip for Travelling Well-Wishers

Travelling NZ and need a RA fix? Here’s the ultimate tip for those daring (or negligent) enough to travel without a RAPS. Imagine this: You are travelling in New Zealand. You are enjoying the scenery, you are in top form – and you suddenly feel like a little Richarding. But what to do if you…

Guylty Takes Off and *eeeeks*

On to a non-photographic vaguely RA-related story which is part of my catch-up. Several days after our visit to Pelorus Bridge the ETC and I found ourselves in Fox Glacier in the Southern Alps. By then we had hit Tourist Central, and it had become quite tricky to find a place to stay for the…

Thorin Revisits The River

I am writing out of sequence here, catching up with some of the RA-related highlights of the journey. Here is a picturesque one. We crossed over to the South Island from Wellington on the 14th of February. It had all been quite deliberately planned by us – we had booked the 2.45 pm ferry (which…

[Scheduled] *ooof*: Middle of the Road

Are you enjoying the scheduled series of *ooof*s? As you know, I have been writing these in advance, for the three weeks preceding my EDD (estimated date of departure). This particular one I am writing on day -5 EDD, and I can already say one thing – this has not been a chore but a…

Finally a RAPS for Guylty???

First off: when you find yourself travelling in NZ there is really no need for distraction in the shape of a RAPS. No, not only because you can find Hobbit locations *everywhere* that will do the job and remind you of RA, but simply because NZ is stunning in its own right. Granted, if you…

Live Update from Wanaka

It would have made more sense to give you insights into my journey and take you along as we were making our way through the Islands, but instead of catching up with Pelorus, which we passed after crossing over to the South Island, I would rather like to share with you where I am tonight…

The Last Wellington RA-Post

I have long left Wellington behind me, but there is one more RA-related update I want to post. You may remember from my first NZ post that I was delighted to see Gloin’s costume in my hotel’s lobby. Turns out that Wellington boasts a so-called “Costume Trail” with all the (main) characters’ costumes on show…