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AMTRAK train routes cover most parts of the US and provide access travelers with a very comfortable way to see small towns, cities and countryside up close from vantage points freeway drivers cannot access.
Can’t walk? Wheelchair user? (Or any lesser kind of impaired mobility? Or no impairment at all, just an adventurous spirit?) Want to go on safari? You can.
At 10.21 p.m. on Christmas Eve 1953 the Wellington–Auckland night express plunged into the flooded Whangaehu River at Tangiwai, 10 km west of Waiōuru in the central North Island. Of the 285 passengers and crew on board, 151 died in New Zealand’s worst railway accident. This is the Auckland Star account the following day...
In the summer of 1955/56 fame came to the Hokianga Harbour in Northland, riding on the back of a dolphin that was perhaps inevitably called Opo - Opononi being the main centre of this normally sleepy district.
This is Kelly Donnelly's captivating description of what it is that drives us to get up from our comfortable lives, put on our Go Walk shoes, or BMX wheelchair tyres, or pick up our foreign duty walking stick and just go...
So I said, with some excitement, “Tomorrow night I will be in Blenheim, and then Central Otago”. The Auckland person said “It’s July. You’re nuts”. I said “You haven’t seen the South Island until you see it in winter”. Auckland person said “You’re nuts!”
There’s something about places that are westward facing across water. Like Waikiki, in Hawaii. Every evening thousands of people from around the world go to the beach to watch the sun dip down over the Pacific. Like Russell in the Bay of Islands in summer when hundreds of people sit on the beach and at waterfront bars and cafes to watch the sun set over the boats offshore and over Paihia across the water.
Think hill climbing. Think many stretches of coastline. Think of any long distance bus. And think caves. Dark, damp, impassable rock falls, large boulders all over and steep climbs and drops in the cave floor. Like the others in the list totally inaccessible for most people with mobility problems.