Up by 6am. Tried to sleep but the mind was going into overdrive so gave up as a bad job. Eventually nudged Ian awake so we could have a cup of tea.
On the road by 8.30 making our way to the Te Waihou walkway and Blue Springs. Click here to read all about this crystal clear pure river. We were advised to go to the Leslie road carpark, not so far to walk and it seems everyone else had the same idea. We tagged onto the end of a long line of parked cars, donned sensible shoes, smothered each other in anti midge spray and set off for the 4 km trek. 1 km later and we had arrived! Seems the 4 km walk was from the Whites road carpark not this one. What a beautiful river and even when we reached the Spring it was decided to continue with the walk. In the end, we did manage the 4 km and enjoyed every step along the route.
|Look a lone fish!|
|Some kind of Hawk? Without seeing the head and beaks I'm quite baffled.|
|Eating a Crayfish|
For those that read our adventures in New Zealand 3 years ago, you will remember our zip wire experience. Having made it to Rotorua we called in at Canopy Tours to discover a new Ultimate Canopy tour, higher, longer and even more spectacular than the original. Well, we just had to go for that so come Tuesday we will be flying high once again over the ancient rain forest.
We booked into a paid campsite this evening. I desperately need to get some washing done and having got a powered site, can finally fully charge laptops, tablets, phones, dongle and most important the electric toothbrushes.