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Old 26-04-2016, 04:34 PM   #291
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Default Re: The Long-White-Cloud Spectacular__NZ South Island 2012

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I have GMaps of the first 5 days, but everything is in my Hema Motorcycle Atlas.

One of yours, mate...whow....just bloody WHOWWW


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Old 28-04-2016, 09:09 AM   #292
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Default Re: The Long-White-Cloud Spectacular__NZ South Island 2012

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One of yours, mate...whow....just bloody WHOWWW




On the ride back to Te Anau from Milford Sound. The cold start was worth it for the sunny day we had. I sent my Mum a postcard of Mitre Peak to show her kind of what it looked like for us - when she'd been in the 70s it was covered in cloud.
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Re: post #177 in this thread

Chanced a Youtube vid which shows the recovery of that loco in the first pic below.
It now is part of the "entrance" to the Mandeville De Havilland Aircraft Resto Workshops.


They pulled this old steamer out of a riverbed after 93years of being covered in mud.









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Promising, promising...






Barely 20k’s north-west of Gore is Mandeville, home of the De Havilland Aircraft Restoration Works and Croydon Air Services.


A world-renowned facility catering for anything De Havilland...and nowadays also restoring all sorts of things, from ornate mantle-pieces to a steam-loco that was buried for decades in the silt and sand of a nearby riverbed, unknown to even exist.



THIS is THE MAN-CAVE to beat ‘em all...PERIOD!!

This is a place where blokes drown in their own drool...
forget family, food and beer until they’re wasted ghosts and even then they don’t care....if you know what it means getting lost in a toolshop everytime you walk through the doors, you have just found the place you want to spent the rest of your life and die peacefully afterwards...40 virgins in paradise are a piss- poor excuse for what’s on offer here.



How about a little taste??



That's the one those guys here dug out of the riverbed and restored after the locals pushed it off the tracks when the branchline closed...
Yes, this huffer-puffer is a goer!





So is The Moth...









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