Kawerau Thermal Motel
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... blog sites, I couldn't find one that was as simple to use as travelpod (for both me to post and you to comment) so this will have to do for now until you people start paying me to write and I can hire someone to manage a blog site for me (ha!)… it's not going to entirely fit in to the travel blog genre, but as most of you know, I'm not one for fitting in :)
for those who were devastated by the end of the NZ blog, this first post is ...
... bird. It was quite a special moment because that is what Nicole does. She is an animal lover, and actually spent this past summer rehabilitating birds that had been hurt and gotten into similar situations. So, I snapped a few photos of her in her element, doing what she does best.
Then off to town we went in search of food. While the boys got distracted buying shorts, us girls wandered down to the corner where some ...
... not nearly as hot as I was expecting. There is a continuous plume of white smoke coming from the crater lake, which is apparently how it got it's name, White Island, by Captain Cook. We wandered down through the areas where the lava flows had passed through, staring out to the ocean. Then, we had a chance to taste the water flowing down the volcano.
Interestingly enough, the 2 streams that we tasted (well, I tasted both), were very different in their mineral ...
we were lucky to have some excellent weather during one of our recent hikes that took us through part of the Kaimai Range (where it reportedly 'always rains'). after a very snore-y night in a back-country hut, we awoke to what initially appeared new hanging plant-baskets which, confusingly, had been put up in the middle of the night by the Hut Ranger... upon closer inspection, the ...
... away most weekends in March expanding our knowledge of all things geo-thermal; there seems to be an endless array of eggy-smelling wonders on our doorstep :) we have also been away for a weekend of mountain biking doing the 42 Traverse with friends, which was quite an adventure; all the confidence I had built up leading up to heading out on the bikes melted away when the guy at the bike-hire company started to show us how the EPIRB ...
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