Union Victoria Motel
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... most of today). I have learnt I love walking in forests! I like the air quality and the shade they provide. I do not like climbing hills! It causes me mechanical problems I could do without. If only all forests were grown on the flat. . . . That would be just lovely! I do not like getting old and having a body that has aged faster that it should at 40! And on that note, I'm off to try and sleep as tomorrow is going to be a LONG day! ...
... of dance, demonstration of musical instruments and warrior warming up exercises. It was also great to see the Waka or Maori canoe being paddled up the river with the men in full Maori costume and with their faces painted with moko, the intricate patterns that were and still are tattooed as a sign of respect and authority. Seeing the dancing brought back memories of when I was at school and we had to make a Maori skirt out of bamboo and learn how to juggle the sticks ...
... was acting nonchalant of course. We arrived at the Shire Restaurant and ticketing place and booked ourselves on the 11.30am, 2 hour tour. We sat in the lovely gardens and waited our tour time. Well, you get on the Hobbiton coach and are transported to Hobbiton and Hobbit heaven. The driver is a bit of a comedian and had a set of jokes and funny stories that he uses every day. He started by telling us about the steep winding road we would use and as it was his second ...
... the temperatures soared up into the 30s again. I don't think you would like the smells very much. Sometimes the air smells of fireworks and sometimes of rotten eggs. Sometimes the ground is bright yellow from the sulphur and sometimes red, or pink or white. (Later on in the day we visited two lakes. One was bright blue and the one next door was green. It just depends on the chemicals coming up to the surface from the volcanic activity.)
Packed in a full day of activities today. On the road by 7.30 to get to the Waitomo caves to spend a morning exploring there.
Got there in time to join the 9 o'clock tour of the Glowworm Caves, which was just beautiful. We walked in a little bit and got a brief history of the cave and looked at some limestone formations. As we went further in, we got more and more glimpses of glow worms. At one point we could look underneath ...