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... was Taupo, named after the eponymous Lake Taupo. This enormous lake, the largest in New Zealand, is situated in the caldera of a massive volcano. We began our exploration with a trip on a classic sailing boat named Barbary. This boat - the only one with a battery rather than diesel powered backup - took us to the Maori rock carvings. Despite looking like they were hundreds of years old, they were in fact only completed in 1980. Regardless, they provided an ...
... what we should do today. First we drove out to Castle Point on the east coast just north from Masterton. In the hour-long, 30 mile drive out there we counted passing 5 cars on the road. The small roads here are not very busy.
The tiny town of was pretty much empty since the season is really over but a few brave souls were trying to surf in the bay. We walked around the rock outcropping that at one end holds ...
... you can imagine the devastation when arriving at the gate to see signs everywhere telling us the day was sold out! For two hours we tried to buy tickets off anybody that had spares and were just on the verge of giving up when a random bloke gave us two tickets for free on his way in - a massive relief. The cricket was a fantastic as England were dominating and the sun was shining; and we sat near the barmy army who were in good ...
Our first interest this morning was a look at the sky. At 7 there was only high overcast and we decided a leisurely breakfast was in order. After a great breakfast at Klaas and Floor we ran in to town to get a gopro part. No go on the gopro tripod adapter, We will go on without it.
By 10 we were at the airfield in Nelson starting to organize the plane for departure. Rental car was returned, weather was checked and double-checked. We had Martin brief us for the flight and ...
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