Lake Taupo Lodge
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... just in time to see us all land. Papa G and Lolly came to congratulate us on our dive, and as we waited around for our videos to be made up, another Elizabeth hug lead to the receptionist wondering what was going on. When Papa G explained that we had only known each other 2 days, an eyebrow was raised by the guy and a "wow, I wish I had jumped with these two" was uttered. I was glad I had, there is definitely worse people to be continuously jumped by than 2 lovely ...
... and some Pool - I still can't play this, my coordination fails me, it also lets me down on the dancing front too. Day two, a lie in!!! I was still up by 8am, but it is later than usual. Massive breakfast for me (this travelling malarkey makes you hungry) and a Skype with the lovely parents. It was my Mum's birthday, first one I haven't been with her for, so was very happy I could chat to them both. Mum even got a bit of Happy Birthday sung to her by some ...
Sooooo, we woke yesterday morning to a lovely sunny day and as we drove back into Taupo from the campsite there were the three volcanoes of Tongariro National Park waving at us from the other side of the lake. Well feck anyway!!! We couldn't have climbed Mt. Doom anyway because of the snow but we probably could've done the Tongariro crossing. But sure then I wouldn't have had a chance to brush up ...
Trouble in Taupo
We'd arrived at Lake Taupo, a location believe it or not, by the lakeside – that is, if you would call it a lake! This thing was of unfathomable size! We later learnt it was roughly the area of Singapore which for a fresh water lake simply melted our brains. It also made our initial viewing seem rather daft as we crudely dismissed it after claiming we could see to the other side of it – we were in fact standing on ...
... a few things to do with Australia, she then came and joined me in the park with Sophie and Emily where we all fell asleep in the park. Waking up a few hours later it was time to head back to the hostel and cook dinner for the night. With nothing else for is to do that night we decided that we would get some much needed washing done and make our lunches for tomorrow was we had a long day of traveling ahead of us! ...