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Beautiful New Zealand VII

After spending two days writing about what atheists in Bangladesh have to deal with, I feel the need to indulge in another of Martin Heck’s time lapse videos of New Zealand. This one is slightly different from the others I’ve featured, in that it’s about the making of his videos. It drives along roads I’ve driven myself, and the quality of his filming makes me feel like I’m doing it again.

In addition, it has some fun real time encounters with a duck, a weka (a native flightless bird) and a sea lion. It is perhaps my favourite of his films in many ways as it creates a bit of the feeling of what it’s like to be a New Zealander enjoying our Great Outdoors. He even manages to get in a bit of body surfing!

Previous episodes in the Beautiful New Zealand series:

Beautiful New Zealand I Amplitude by Martin Heck

Beautiful New Zealand II Awakening by Martin Heck

Beautiful New Zealand III Solitude by Martin Heck

Beautiful New Zealand IV Tongariro National Park by Bevan Pervical

Beautiful New Zealand V 2015 Showreel by Martin Heck (a compilation of his favourites)

Beautiful New Zealand VI Agitation by Martin Heck

2 Responses to “Beautiful New Zealand VII”

  1. rickflick says:

    Wonderful films you have here. I visited for a month a couple of years ago and the memory is still fresh. I filmed a bit here and there as well. Those left hand roads are sure scary! 😎

    • There has been a lot in the media recently about accidents caused by people not used to driving on the left – it’s quite bad in the South Island because there’s not much traffic and it’s easy to drift to the right if that’s where you’re used to driving when there’s no one else around. Because I’ve been driving around the country the last three days, I remembered when it happened to me on a lonely stretch of road on the east coast of the North Island. Suddenly there was a car coming towards me on the wrong side of the road. I flashed my lights at it but nothing happened, and you just don’t know what to do – whether to wait for the other car to work out they’re on the wrong side, or move to the wrong side yourself. Eventually the other driver did work it out, and it was probably only a few seconds, but it seemed to take ages.

      But I also remember being terrified as a passenger in a country that drives on the right, especially when he drove around a roundabout on the wrong side. I held my breath every time.

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