Thursday post came and went as I was on the road. On Thursday we travelled half way up the length of the North Island to Taupo. It is around 193 miles over varied terrain. It rained the whole way up and I was hoping to photograph the volcanoes Mt Ruapehu and Tongariro on our way up but this was not possible. On thursday night we stayed in a very nice motel that we have stayed in before right on the lakefront in fact with doors on to a balcony. When the weather is sunny you can see the volcanoes in the distance but not this year.
The dark objects are the black swans that swim past and feed off the bottom. If you zoom on to the photo with the green grass in it you can see the steam from the thermal activity rising into the air. The water and the ground is warm just along the path right out side the motel.
Talk to you again soon with more images of our time away. Jeannette