28.02.2014 - 28.02.2014 25 °C
And we stayed.
We left the camping grounds and drove to the town centre which is located directly at the lake Taupo. Grabbing something small to eat and have a seat beside the lake is an attraction itself.
The city was full of sportsmen - Taupo was already the 2nd IronMan location during our travel after Geelong in Australia. IronMan draws hundreds of people: participants, their families and friends.
We used the free internet access in the city library for planning (more or less) the rest of our journey, updating the Travellerspoint's map* and some other formalities.
Some necessary shopping and we left the city centre for a bit hidden camping site near Huka Falls. We ate our supper by the river, surrounded by forrest and hills. Emilia was counting the ducks (hm, counting...).
- The map says we are in Reporoa tonight but obviously we changed the plan and decided to enjoy the lake a bit longer and to walk to Huka Falls tomorrow in the morning. After breakfast at Huka Falls, we will drive to Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu - more about it tomorrow.
Emilka is walking better every day. Almost every day she is adding a new gesture, mimic or movement. She gets more and more character, expressing what she wants or doesn't want. This all is very exciting and funny to observe - I am so glad to have taken paternity leave now and not e.g. when she was born.