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- Non-smoking hotel
- Microwave in room
- Hot tub
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Breakfast Available
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Leaving New Plymouth we headed south on Hwy 3, on the east side of Mount Taranaki. Clouds were developing from the sea but we were still treated to great views of the volcano. Absolutely impressive.
The east side also had great, flat meadows with many cows grazing. We stopped at "Stratford', which is Shakespeare influenced and has a clock …
... the paths and make it a fine hike. This made it a bitter pill to swallow as we were probably so close to them, but could only see 50 ft in front of us! I guess that means I'll just have to come back! Oh darn. After the hike, we rested at the hostel and warmed up. We decided to do a nice walk along the Tonagriro River. This area is famous for being the Trout Capital of the World because of the large trout that can be found here. As we walked along the river, we did ...
... soundtracked with gasps of wonder as the clouds part to give other walkers a sneak peek of the amazing landscape (and the occasional profanity as D used his over trou as a sled). From the three lakes the walk evens out a little before taking you up another steep slope to the bigger blue lake, set in a giant crater. We were filled with awe at this point, and couldn't even describe to each other how privileged we felt to be amidst such beauty. The scenery and path begun to change as ...
... road of about 5 kilometers. We had to crawl in and out in our rental so we didn't bottom out.
We didn't have a reservation for the night and when we made it to Taupo, another touristy city on a large lake of the same name, it was raining heavily. We ran into an Indian restaurant for dinner and started calling hostels and hotels. They were all full in Turangi, where we wanted to stay. So we started calling places in ...
... make me feel so much better about myself and my own abilities because I’m not the one complaining all the time about how much I’m suffering.’
Yep, pretty much. The suffering however, I can assure you, was worth every moment.
FYI - At the time of writing, there is a massive bruise forming nicely on my right knee and I still can’t move my leg very well but never mind. In fact all of me hurts really. I think Mount Doom broke me in more ways I can possibly imagine… ...