Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wednesday 11th November 2015…….short travel day!!!

I would like to say thank you to all the women and men and their families who through the years have made this world a safer place….. to be included on that huge list would be my Grand Ma Pearson’s first husband!!

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Lest we forget!!!!!

Had a good sleep but woke early and I felt just a little tired so I took it easy for a couple of hours and had breakfast and did some computer bookings and left just after 10am for a drive of about 90 minutes to Taupo which is a nice size town on the biggest crater lake in the southern hemisphere!!

I had been on the road only minutes when I spied this monster in a field on the other side of the road…stopped and managed to get this shot and was very proud of myself for my first wild animal shot…

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Then a few seconds later these came into sight…

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It was then that I realized that they were tagged  and the fences around the field were high and these were gamed razed animals…..

Some lovely scenery on the drive…

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My first sight of the lake

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The town is quite touristy and I went out to the small in height but very powerful

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This is the channel that the river flows through before the falls!

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Further up stream are these rapids…

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from the dam

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into the canyon below…

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I love the sound of the surging water.

On the drive this morning one of the things I was thinking was that all the attractions and Nation parks I have visited it has all been totally free and then I went here!!

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There was an 8 dollar cover charge to get in I was debating going in and paid my money and walked around the site and to be honest it was very tame and not worth the money!!

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I then went to the home where I had booked in for one night and the lovely owner was there to greet me and after showing me around made tea and we chatted…

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The house is very lovely on two acres and when Kevin came home from work, he is a police officer he showed me around the property

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On the property they have so many fruit trees and then at the bottom a chick house with 8 chickens, babies

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and i got to pick my first egg and will have a couple for breakfast tomorrow!!

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Got cleaned up and had a light dinner and now after writing this do some research for tomorrow’s nights stay again in an airbnb home….

Yashi Kochi!!!

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