The Realm of the Ring
February 25, 2000Visit
to Kaitoke Regional Park
Today I went and found exactly where they are building at
Kaitoke Regional Park. I arrived there and went out on to the swingbridge that runs across
the river gorge. When I was in the middle I looked upriver and saw a large platform of
scaffolding on a cliff face by the river. Of to the side of where I was there were a large
group of people swimming in the river which I presumed were the people that were working
on the set.
I went down off the bridge and onto the stones next the
river. From there I waded down towards the scaffolding on the cliff face. Once at the
bottom of the scaffolding I looked around a bit to try find a way up the cliff. After a
while I spotted a possible route and went up it. The bush was quite dense and had dead
gorse bushes all over the place.
When I got near the top I took a couple of photos. There was
a large structure that two men using nailguns were working on. I crept around a bit more
to right and right in front of me was the base of a ornate gazebo. I took a photo of it.
I climbed up the side of the top part of the scaffolding. I was looking around a tree
trunk when one of the guys up on the frame looked straight at me I ducked behind the trunk
again quickly. He went back to work so I wonder if he actually saw me.
After a while I started back down the cliff. When I got to
the bottom and had walked back towards the carpark a guy on a quad with a big German
Sheperd dog drove towards us and said a quick hello and looked at me to see if I had a
camera then drove down towards the scaffolding where I had been. I noticed that there was
now a guy standing up on the scaffolding.
In my opinion this set is Rivendell. For more set photos, click here.