Tuesday, June 19, 2012

19th June 2012

Today we headed off for a day in Rotarua. Even though it was raining, we set off at about 9 am. Our first stop was Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. We were in time to watch the Geyser blow and went for a leisurely walk around the different mud pools, craters and steaming fumaroles. The boys did the more difficult section while I headed back to the shop.
After that trip we headed into Rotarua and the Skyline Luge. We managed to dodge the rain showers, except the last trip down, when they got wet on the chair lift ride back.
We did a quick look around the shops trying to find some new hd tapes for Garretts camera. We also tried a few newsagents looking for magazines. Last of all we went to Starbucks for coffee and muffins. It was the worst coffee I have ever had.
We all snoozed as Kevin drove back to Taupo. We went to Prime Roast for tea, which was great value for money.

It is just starting.

Here it is about 4 metres high.

Kevin, Garrett and Chris.

A yellow pool of mud. The yellow is from the sulfur and arsenic in the mud.

This pool was bright green.

A fantail was entertaining me at the end of my walk.

The boys had fun on the luge.


1 comment:

  1. Great photos Marion. I dislike Starbucks coffee too!