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... rain while I was in the pools, which was great for the really hot ones! It was also Alexanders birthday - here's another official Happy Birthday!!
The next day I went to the Redwood Forest - officially called the Whakarewarewa Forest, but I still haven't figured out how to pronounce that. It was gorgeous - I did two of the walks there. The first lead me to some great lookout points, and was about 8km up and down ...
... were giggling like schoolkids. A mothers asks her clearly unhappy 3 year old daughter, "don't you like it ?". "No" she replies, "its stinky", and she's got a point. We thought it was brilliant !!
And now we are in Auckland, in a hotel for three nights, then we face two long flights we are not looking forward to, to San Francisco and then home. Still 3 days here, three in San Francisco, we should be able to enjoy that I would think !!
... to help us with our flag picture no. 26. Within 30 minutes the place got packed. We were very surprised how many people came to observe how the geyser erupts.
At 10.15 a guide approached the natural amphitheater to share with us some basic information about the history and mechanics of the Lady Knox Geyser.
The geyser is named after Lady Constance Knox, the second daughter of Uchter Knox, 15th Governor of New Zealand. Because the geyser was discovered early in ...
... It’s a 19.5km trek across extremely active volcanic terrain (we’re given guidance about what to do in the event of an eruption!) and we know the grade profile, so have got ourselves mentally prepared! We start off well and the reasonable climb up from the Mangatepopo Valley to Soda Springs goes pretty quickly. The slopes are actually pretty busy – there are a few large school parties doing the hike as well as quite a few individuals and small groups. At ...
... a face full of water while not knowing whether you are facing up or down, made the mere 10 seconds that it lasts feel an awful lot longer. So with that fun and games out the way we arrived at Waitomo which is famed for its glow worm caves. We felt the best way to really see the caves was via a bit of black water rafting. This involved putting on a comically ill-fitting wetsuit (in the case of Claire), donning a hard hat with head torch, ...
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