At 8.30 am I was sitting in the kitchen and being served a wonderful bowl of fresh fruit and yogurt and then two poached you know what I picked last night…wonderful thank you so much what charming and kind hosts!!!
I was on the road by 9.30am but a little cooler today and I had a drive of about 80 km with my first stop here
It took me about 5 minutes to get the above shot had to be quick!!
Back on the road I arrived at my destination the town of Rotorua or as the locals call it RotaVegas….I huge touristy and backpacker haven with strip malls and loads of Asian restaurants and motels…luckily I had a airbnb reservation but first I did a self walking tour around some of the quieter spots in town starting with this impressive building..
I like the above shot because to me it looks like I was staring through a window at the helicopter taking off.
I enjoyed the walk about 3 miles and finished up at the tourist office and again I cannot say enough about these centres and the staff this time I bought a ticket for tomorrow to visit a Māori culture centre and the ticket was 30 dollars 5 dollars cheaper than at the centre itself.
By 4pm I was at the home of my hostess Hilary for the night…again another lovely lady with a beautiful home I have a nice small room
and full use of the kitchen and dining area
I just had a quiet evening doing some planning for the next few days and it turned cold tonight I am fighting a bit of a bug just a scratchy throat so Hilary gave me some local honey and lemon for a drink……
Another great day…