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After Auckland we drove up to Matarangi for another R&R week with Christine and Ken! Steve had to visit the doctors about his back (sciatica) and we had to get the car serviced. We also had haircuts, Steve in Whitianga me with Anne in Matarangi. Apart from essential stuff we also had a good time and some great cook ups. ...
... water that thunders down through them, up to 200,000 litres per second! It was incredible to see the awesome power of water at work and eroding the river floor and after some time just watching the natural marvel, we headed back along the river track for an hour and took the van to park up for the evening and relax to get an early night in the freezing cold that had now set in.
We were up the next morning to head into town to sort out tickets ...
... Island asap. Hot Water Beach was pretty cool. We had about forty people staying in dorms in a holiday park; a bit cramped but loads of fun. Everyone chipped in a few dollars and we made a huge spaghetti bolognese. We were told you could go to the beach, dig a hole and enjoy the heat from the geothermal activity underground. I imagined building a massive jacuzzi but it didn't turn out quite like that. The weather was horrendous: cold, windy and ...
... and I went along one afternoon to attempt it, the climb itself was pretty full on with lots of tight turns and not helped by the fact that the track is 2 way and so there are people flying down from the other direction, but we eventually reached the top and took a detour to the view point where we could see out over Kinloch Bay.
Out in said Kinloch Bay is some great climbing on the cliffs which face the lake. Ian and I headed ...
... Taupo Bungy where we watched two crazy people jump from the cliff towards us! We also stopped at a natural springs which was a small rock pool on the banks of the river, it was really strange as the river was so cold but the little pool where the springs were was boiling and lovely for a little dip….unfortunately it’s the Kiwi school holidays and so there were way too many kids….its only a small pool! But the kayaking was fun and all in all we had a great ...
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