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An early start today as we had lots of road to cover. The new tires on the car made a huge difference!
Today was the day for digging up family roots in Manunui and Taumarunui, which was about a two hour drive from Rotorua on at least five different highways. We stopped twice en route to see the view at a couple of lookouts. Beautiful …
... So instead of getting off early this morning to drive up to Taupo to see some of the geothermal attractions we didn't set off until 11ish. It was another beautiful day in Welly but the weather soon deteriorated as we climbed up into the mountains along the SH1. The maximum speed over here is 60mph and the police are quite keen to enforce it, hiding behind trees to catch unwary speeders. We stuck to the speed limit and once you ...
... exploded, destroying the pink and blue terraces, on the move again towards Taupo stopping off at the huka falls a spectacular waterfall, not for its height get more for it's volume of water you can fill five Olympic swimming pools in one minute, majestic and powerful, back in the car again for a quick drive around Taupo, a massive lake there that looks more like a sea than a lake, a quick spin round the town and back up the ...
... up. However, on this occasion, they were optimistic that today was the day. The weather forecast was positive and the clouds looked as though they were going to shift. Plus the sun was itching to break through. I felt optimistic that today was the day too. The girls told us to go off for an hour if we wanted and come back at 9am to see how the situation was. That was fine by me. I was feeling a little edgy and was desperate for a coffee so we popped ...
... at a time. No one was able to tell my why they made this deal. Maybe to create or preserve a tourist attraction or maybe to keep the ecosystem somewhat working by having the river rage through the gorges at least a couple of times, carrying with it lots of sediment etc.?
Well, whatever reason there might be to it, here I was a few hundred meters north of the dam standing next to the quite and slowly flowing river (while the dam gates were closed). Then sirens arose ...
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