Chantilly's Lake Taupo
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After a wonderful day yesterday we were a bit slower moving today. We made our way down to Taupo from Matamata. The weather was horrid but Anthony and I have a rule that weather cannot stop us so we donned our raincoats are drove on. We arrived in Taupo and decided to do the Ernest Kemp cruise. It was still raining but we boarded the boat and made ourselves comfortable. The boat cruise took us ...
... of the male persuasion which seemed to be and extremely dated idea even if it is the cultural way of things. However we were shown round the two schools and a carved meeting house similar to the one at the Waitangi Treaty grounds. Our guide then took us to one of the hot pools in the geothermal park, to demonstrate how hot the pool was he put some eggs into a straw bag and attached it to a rope, lowered them into the water and 10 minutes later we were ...
... From its calm flow by the campsite, the river begins to move faster, jumping over boulders before reaching a narrow crevice between sheer rocky edges. The stone here has been tempered by heat and pressure and is incredibly hard, meaning that it can resist the constant pummelling it receives from a collosal volume of water. As the river moves through the narrow channel in the rock, the river is funnelled to about a tenth of its former width and the water ...
... in Kathmandu! After our little shopping excursions, we headed to the Tongariro campsite, with a quick stop beside Lake Taupo to admire the huge, expansive lake basking in the sunlight. We made a mackerel, organic green bean (picked up from the side of the road) and potato salad for dinner using tinned mackerel, ACV & olive oil. We booked the shuttle bus to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing for 7:40am the next day, so it was an early ...
... sunscreen. (I spend a lot of time putting on sunscreen here..) By the time I got back, they handed me a pair of neoprene booties and it was go time. We drove down to the beach, put the boat in the water, and went out to sea! IT WAS AWESOME!! So fun to be out on the water, AND I CAUGHT TWO FISH!! I even had two other fish on the line but they got away…I was not pleased. The fish we caught were Kahawai, apparently it's similar to a mackerel. Either way, I caught two and ...