365 days ago: crossing Mordor from Taupo to Waiouru

New Zealand, North Island, Taupo and Waiouru.


  • New Zealand extreme changes for intermediate: Huka Falls and the Craters of the Moon. Just one km away from each other.
  • Noticing we are crossing Mordor in three ways: . The weather (see picture above), . the road went through an active military training area (see other picture above) and . Mount Ruapehu is Mordor in the film Lord of the Rings
  • Steve and Nina's generosity offering us their home. And their neighbour offering my husband some trousers so that we could go to the officers club in the Waiouru military camp. Never been among officers of five different armies before. Or seen any military officer, for that matter.

Rest of the travel published so far: here.