Trip Start May 18, 2003
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Yesterday was spent on the Luge ride that this city is now infamous for. Imagine a tarmac track that winds it's way down the side of a huge hill, with small low profile carts that freewheel down at an alarming rate. There have been several injuries and at least one death on this ride so it's not as fast (or dangerous) as it used to be. To get to the top of the hill costs $20 via cable car, and then you can pay for each luge ride or get a multi-ride package.
Later on we met up with Stu and Gill and took them to visit Siobhan's friends who had a temporary pet lamb. He's an orphan so needs regular feeding. After sinking a bottle of warm milk in seconds flat it was time to take 'Meadow' for a walk. It's not every day that you see someone walking down the road with a lamb on a leash but it didn't seem to attract any strange comments or finger pointing from passers by. Only in New Zealand I guess.
Next stop: Taupo/Turangi - I'm planning to complete the Tongariro Crossing either tomorrow or Wednesday.