Sunday, 18 September 2011

Day 40 4.9.2011 – LOTR tour!!! - Distance Travelled: 2872km


Hello all,

Today was amazing, we got a personal tour as no one else was on it today. We got picked up from the site and taken around all day to LOTR locations in and around Queenstown. We went from where Sam and Frodo saw the Oliphants to where Gollum was captured by Faramir and a few other places around there. Then onto the River Anduin and the Pillars of Argonath, where the fellowship pass under them from Lothlorien. Then onto lunch where we were shown the original scripts from all 3 movies!!!

After lunch we headed off back to Arrowtown and were actually shown the right locations where things were filmed, as I had got it completely wrong. We went to the trail where Isildur was attacked and killed in the river. We had some photos taken being the orcs firing the arrows into the river, also the location the black riders head through the water to get to Arwen. 

Finally we were given an hour with a huge assortment of props from the movie, so basically Mikey and I were running about with large weapons!!! But we did get some really good photos.

Our guide, Frances, was amazing, she had been an extra on the movies and was such a geek, it was great talking to her about random parts of the movies and the books. It was really good having someone else knowing what they were talking about. Also the Trevor, who was a guide in-training, was a really cool guy with lots of interesting ideas and jokes.

All in all one of the best days so far, of course that’s my personal view.

This is me signing off....J

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