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... the grade 5 trip over 12km of river.... Bring it on.... So after a safety briefing from Bryan we lift up the rafts and throw them down to the river, with kelly and I in them lol. The first thing we notice is how secure it is when you sit on the edge of the raft with your feet pushed against the dividers. I ask Bryan when we sit in the raft and he laughs and says, Dan we sit on the edge, this is white water rafting... Well unless I tell you to bounce. Which, ...
... I essentially felt like what I'd drunk: Amaretto, cider, red wine, hot toddy. My hangover was gone within five minutes of rafting. The river was on a grade five, the highest grade deemed safe for the rafting to go ahead. The early stages were quite calm and gentle, giving our guide a chance to give us some basic training and prep us for what was ahead. We also had another guide in a kayak checking ahead. Each time we negotiated our way ...
... was not on our side. We were disappointed as we were looking forward to our two hour walk, however luck was not on our side.
We stopped off in Whakapapa village for half an hour and we popped into the vistor centre where we found some interesting facts about the volcanos. At the moment, the area is on low alert so the volcano will not erupt, which was disappointing as we want to see it and experience it. Also, the lovely weather means we can not see ...
This morning I woke fairly early but I was refreshed for the day ahead! After breakfast we headed out to our first stop of the day, Turangi. This is where Guy announced his game of the day - pick a square on the windshield and who ever has the most bugs splattered in their square at the end of the day wins everyone's dollar they paid to enter! I had a big ass bug in my square but unfortunately didn't win! Guy's ...
We left Taupo heading towards the Tongariro national park. Where he had been the day before. Luckily we weren't scaling mountains today. What we were visiting though was yet another film location from Lord of the Rings. The part in the 2nd movie where Faramir's men are about to shoot Gollum catching fish in a pool by a waterfall. I didn't fancy my luck catching fish with my bare hands but what ...