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... but a stop to all of that! So I have to wait for my return trip back North and hope for better weather then! Now I planned to hang around to see if the weather would change. But as it turned out I just got wetter! ( this part is only going in here as I promised some people I'd include it!!! ) On my last night in Taupo, in my hostel dorm room.. I was kept awake most of the night by other people drinking, talking and snoring, as you come to expect in dorms. But what I didn't ...
... to talk about Canada, and gave me some tips for my future destinations. The other used to play Rugby in the states (Washington/Oregon). I guess he always dreamed of going to Canada, but never quite made it across the border. It was nice to relax under the stars. I really miss having my bathes during the winter. It is so nice to just soak and relax! With that, I headed to bed, nice and warm, ready to take on an active volcano in the morning.
... really because the school visit had taken my mind off my approaching skydive! I had wanted to do one for a while and felt like New Zealand was the perfect place and what a better time to do it than on this trip?! The Skydive Taupo company picked us up in a limousine and we were whisked off to the airfield. There were seven of us jumping together that day, so thank god I had moral support from my mates! (http://www.skydivetaupo.co.nz). All kitted up and ready to go and suddenly it ...
... having a break. What really helped and was extremely refreshing, was the fact that the main part of the lake is cold so if you wanted a break from the heat, you could swim towards the cold part to cool down (it was freezing!!). Lisa said not to go towards the centre of the lake as there's a current that can pull you in - so we stayed well away. I almost forgot to mention... Our full day in Taupo was supposed to be for a day participating in the Tongariro crossing, ...
... was digging into my thighs pretty hard and it was pretty painful but it was worth it. We even got to take the reigns of the parachute briefly. We then touched down on land and it was hard to believe what just happened, but I don't think a single person came down without a smile on their faces. We then returned to Taupo and cooked a questionable mango curry with minced beef, but it tasted alright! It was followed by an early night as tomorrow we'd be up at 5am to climb a rather famous ...