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... who grow apples for export to both America and Asia. Tony was kind enough to give up some time to show me around his apple orchards. It was really interesting to hear about the different varieties and how they are grown. Seeing the different methods of pest controls was great and related back to what I learnt whilst doing my masters course. It was good to see it in action. Virginia was also very interesting to talk to and has travelled ...
... during the night.
The spot was still very nice however and the weather such that we could eat breakfast outside for the first time in New Zealand. Packed up and ready to go we started our road trip, heading further east.
First port of call was Taupo, on the shores of Lake Taupo. A busy town, everyone is out and about. Probably in no small part due to the nice warm weather and that it was a Sunday. We parked up beside a park where some people were laying on the ...
... cycling, swimming etc.) Definitely an adventure that hopefully will not end pretty soon….
Well as I said/ you can notice, not so many details not told in this entry, but I have to hurry as I need to keep up with 2 other months as well. And my time in NZ is running out!
The photos will tell you guys more about the Month November and my special new home: Tongariro National Park, I love you!
... the Pacific Ocean, the Ring of Fire. The last eruptive activity on Mt Tongariro was a gas and steam driven eruption in 2012 that formed a new crater and eruption fissure. Mt Ngauruhoe last erupted in 1977 and ejected red hot blocks of lava and ash up to 3km away. Mt Ruapehu has a deep crater near its summit containing a hot acidic lake. More than 60 eruptions have been recorded since 1945 and it has the nasty knack of emptying its Lake down the ski slopes- not pleasant! So it's still ...
We passed through the narrows of the inland passage late in the evening. I was feeling pretty tired so retired to bed but Brian decided to go on deck at the captains recommendation to watch the ship pass through the narrow passage. In the early days it was necessary to blow some rocks out of this passage to make it safe for ships to go through. Brian couldn't believe how narrow this part of the passage is. We had a full day of sailing to get to Juneau the next day so ...