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... br> We stayed just outside Taupo again last night in Reids Farm campground, which is really big and free, which is always great! Went for a swim again this morning, have to get the use out of those new goggles and hat we bought in Wellington! I managed to do 16 lengths (with breaks in between obviously) but considering I couldn't even swim one length about 2 weeks ago I'm pretty happy with that!
... for an update on whether or not we could go, we left following the cruel shake of the desk ladies head – it was just not to be.
Time for Plan B
The rain was getting us down; we’d seen the lake and its surroundings whilst we were left in a bit of an itinerary limbo for what we should do with this extra day we’d received. A browse on the internet showed rumours of some sunshine down Napier way – we packed up ...
... but still beautiful...it flows at 300,000 litres per second...fills an Olympic size swimming pool in one second! The sister company of ShotOver in Queenstown is on the river with their jet boats. We learned that jet boats were created in New Zealand by a farmer who wanted to reduce his mustering time...and did so...went from 3 days to 1 day...they only draw 15 cm at speed and can turn in their own length....the rest is history! I would say the farmer does not need to ...
... soon on our way out on to the lake. First fish well, two went to Andrea and one of them ended up in the bag for our tea! Then we went through a phase of losing several fish where they had only been lightly hooked. Then we caught a few more...it's great fun and very easy fishing. We ended up with two fish to take away that were gutted for us. The guy who runs the bait also runs boats around the Huka ...
The roadtrip to Taupo was significantly nicer than Welly to Napier, coming in at just 2h30. I stopped off at this beautiful, subtly marked waterfall that the Swiss guy had recommended. After being in New Zealand for five weeks you started to grow a bit ... Indifferent to waterfalls. I remember being in the Cormadel Peninsula, asking my car of travellers 'oh hey theres a waterfall here they recommend seeing you want to go?' and ...
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