Sunday but not a day of rest!

An excellent breakfast with two 8 minute boiled eggs to kick start the day. Then away to
Wai-O-Tapu thermal wonderland. No not Micky Mouse sporting fine fitting winter underwear, as you may imagine, but rather an array of amazing hot springs.

First one up was the Lady Knox Geyser, which erupts daily at 10-15am. Isn’t nature clever you may think how on earth does it know when it’s 10-15am? Well it knows when to erupt because the Maori guide chucks a bag of soap like stuff in the top of it and off it goes.

Starts slowly, as though it is emptying the contents of a foam bath.
Starts slowly, as though it is emptying the contents of a foam bath.
But then spouts well into the sky!
But then spouts well into the sky!

Once done and dusted you take off on a walk that has some truly Hubble bubble sites and sounds.

Crazy colours.
Crazy colours.

The Artists Palette a panorama of hit and cold pools and steaming hissing fumeroles
The Artists Palette a panorama of hit and cold pools and steaming hissing fumeroles
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And there were of course flowers. We spent the afternoon at the Rotorua Museum and with tonight’s feast, I think by later this evening we may be all Maoried out.
Keep reading, thanks for your kind comments and tomorrow sees us off to Napier and Hawkes Bay.
Stay safe………..M & M

There were also mud pools that were so funny to watch. Why? We have no idea.
There were also mud pools that were so funny to watch. Why? We have no idea.
When we do the 'blurb' book these are going to feature.
When we do the ‘blurb’ book these are going to feature.
Charming!
Charming!

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Malcolm and Mary

Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down it’s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.

9 thoughts on “Sunday but not a day of rest!”

  1. It’s all looking fantastic. As Simon said, I thought you’d moved to Yellowstone too! Those mud pools are fascinating. Great photos. They’ll make a great book. Continue to have a fantastic time.

  2. What a day, I need a lie down just from reading it…Years ago at TVNZ when they had an OB unit or two Their trucks (Scanners) in that area were all positive Air conditioned…To keep the Sulpher out. Or suffer the consequences with rotten electrics….Enjoy the Hangi…(Hungee) Marty and Sylv…

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