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... evening stayed in my mind ‘If you can’t see the top of Mount Doom from the bottom, don’t climb it, you won’t see anything.’ Fortunately for us, only the thinnest of wispy cloud passed across from time to time, giving the impression that the volcano was casually smoking. Eeeeeeeek…
The last time Ngauruhoe erupted was less than forty years ago! I didn’t know this thankfully until afterwards and didn’t see any of the ...
We made it to the lakes and you could see the frustration on Bryan's face. Everyone who knows him will know he is like a labrador dog - if he sees water he wants to jump in it!
As these were volcanic sulphuric lakes it took a lot of doing to persuade him it wasn't such a good idea. Not only that he would stink when he came out and Jody didn't want to sit next to him on the bus going back stinking like the lake!
The lakes ...
... and met our guides. This white water rafting was the most difficult and fun that I have ever done with a series of category five rapids. Early on the guide explained to us the different calls he would be making and what they would mean, the majority of which involved changing your position to change the weighting of the boat. At various times our boat was taco'd between two rocks, stuck on rocks and, purposefully, flipped upside down. It was an exhilarating and energising ...
Onwards I traveled from rotorua to the tongoriro national park that is inexplicably called national park, just that without the tongoriro part. It was a longish drive via the lovely huka falls which were a beautiful turquoise in colour. Was the only spot of colour I had in what turned it to be an endlessly grey day. I'd given ...
... right on the waterfront, and just 5 minutes’ walk from the city’s main attractions, museums, bars, etc. We only had our power-cord taken out by passing revelers once(!), so poor Dan had to get up at 2am to plug us back in and get the heating back on! Saturday was a lovely leisurely day, spent strolling along the waterfront in the glorious sunshine. We visited New Zealand’s Te Papa museum, spending some 3 hours there, which could have ...
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