The Cove Taupo
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Refrigerator in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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... we waited. Our time finally came however and we started making our video while boarding the plane. Sam and I decided to go for 15,000 ft instead of 12,000 to give us extra free fall time followed by a longer parachute ride after. The free fall itself was 60seconds then about 15mins in the parachute before landing. I was last out the plane, so I got to enjoy watching everyone else feeling petrified before their jump, giving me a good laugh. ...
Today was significant. Really, really significant... It was also nerve racking. And exciting. And scary. And important. And massive. It was all of those things and several squillion other things, because it was the day I met my father for the first time since I was a tiny baby. It was the first time I had ever looked into his eyes, the first time I had ever heard his voice, the first time I had ever stood before him and looked at him with my own eyes and been able ...
... I wanted to do on my travels. A few people back home have been travelling and told me about how good it was and they all say "It's something you can't explain until you've done it". Having now joined the sky diving community. I have to agree. Originally I wasn't going to sky dive in Taupo. I was saving my dive for Queenstown, known as the adrenaline capital of the world, however after speaking to a few people and the persuasions of Lolly and two Norwegian girls. I agrees ...
... coming up over the sand (stone) bar, so he left and we moved on.
Back at the campervan, we had some breakfast and then made our way up the coast back into Napier, looking for the quinella - a coffee shop that is close to somewhere we can park this monster truck. (the trifecta is the quinella + a playground nearby).
Napier is a strange town. Not because it prides itself on its 1930s architecture that has remained prominent to this day including ...
... warm in the sun. Beautiful weather since we don't have any snow coats, gloves etc. Picnic lunch for us and a walk in the snow. On the way back pulled into Tokaanu village and thermal pools. Walked around the steamy pools, some boiling mud and steam vents. Amazing. Finally get back and try out our hotel's mineral hot spa outdoors. Very cold outdoors in the wind yet very hot in the water. Took an hour to cool down. Dinner at the Taupo cosmopolitan ...