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... look like the battle field in LOTR. Could you imagine sitting down on the rock smoking and enjoying the scenery under the moon?
I continue walking down a path before asking myself if this is a intended trail for hiking, as it was muddy and slippery. It was when I reach the second blockage with electrical fence warning and realise it's is a restricted area. I was shocked, that the first one is also a electrical fence but I ...
... a cave clamber as we scrambled up, over and under various rock formations. The end pay off was the piercing of the caves darkness courtesy of the star like ceiling of glow worms – although this magic was slightly extinguished when we learnt the glow was due to glow worm poo, and actually they weren’t worms but maggots. The great glow worm con!
Today We Learnt:
Hannah wants to be a hobbit
Andy wants to be Bruce Forsyth ...
... No one noticed :/ :P
Later in the route, the were ladders, a big swing and some ziplines ('flying foxes' in NZ). It was an awesome tour which was only a bit less fun because we had to wait for the indian couple every 30 meters or so. *frustration* i says it's only for fit people that have no trouble with technical rope work up high and still.. *ugh*. :P
We arrived save and sound, back at the place we started, got some soup and bagels. Then left. Good start of the day :)
... chamber. We somehow managed to enjoy seeing the glow worms as we floated, despite what we just learned.
Back to walking. The guides were very excited when it was time for the adventure bathroom break. The ladies backtracked a little ways and the guys walked farther along the cave. It was difficult enough for me to peel the wetsuit down far enough to go, glad I'm not a woman. The water varied between ankle deep and needing to swim. ...
... Cave and Waitomo glow worm caves, a 2 1/2 hour drive from Auckland. Driving in NZ is beautiful. Once you leave the major cities (and there aren't many of them), you quickly enter a beautiful landscape of 40 foot high tree ferns, flowers everywhere, and green fields dotted with well-fed sheep and cattle. The roads are primarily two lanes, which provides great excitement when passing cars and large trucks along the journey ...