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Travel Blogs from Taupo
... butter and a small pot of jam. Ben was feeling sick (he still has his tummy bug) so he just had peppermint tea. I told him he should try and eat and convinced him that something with ginger in would help his tummy. He agreed but we didn't realise that on Sunday practically everything closes. We walked around looking for ages but there was nothing so we had to get back to the bus, fearing if we looked too long it would go without us. ...
... and after the freefall you could fully relax and take them in. Lake Taupo is 6 square km, according to my chat with Joe during the skydive. Safely back on land and the magnitude of what I had just done became 100%25 apparent. I got to see the other guys skydive down, from small dot in the sky to landing - which was pretty cool. So that was skydiving. I bought a t-shirt as proof that I had actually done the skydive. We got a limo ride to the Base ...
... I was the second one to jump and I must admit I did close my eyes for the first couple of seconds! I could see lake taupo and all the mountains around me, epic view, some guy was floating around practicing his filming for his instructors course so he got a bunch of shots of me grinning like a fool, got to have a go at controlling the chute again, did a bit of a death ...
... this top hat one. They all have meanings, on the main, and this one was something to do with land boundaries being decided by a top hat being placed on a map...but that's about as much as I can remember ;-) As we enter the park we stop and do a short nature walk leading to the Tawhai Falls - which are stunning! Really beautiful and impressive. The scenery is just getting more and more striking, I'm really taken aback by how great it is...huge snow topped mountains in ...
... Auckland to just outside Helensville to visit K&J's son Neil and his family; we were also joined by Lee (Neil's brother) and had a great evening BBQ'ing and getting to know them!
Our final few weeks in NZ were probably the most relaxing we'll ever experience, spent mainly at Ally's house on the hill near Wellsford (where the NZ journey begun!) With a litter of 10 just born labrador's that need feeding and playing with and the fresh ...
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