All jokes aside, today was really fun, and it was nice to feel productive again. Tell you what, though, I shall have to find an excuse to get up at least once an hour and have a little wander; I have the sorest backside tonight, just from sitting all day.
Still sorting through my New Zealand photos; today's peek behind the door relates to the trip.
Rotorua has a very distinctive smell, due to the sulphur which is escaping from the ground. Unlike a lot of my friends, though, I didn't think it was too bad. It's an eerie feeling, walking through scrub then suddenly sighting wisps of steam rising up above the scrub; in places it looked like an alien landscape.
The Champagne pool is the largest of the hot springs/pools in the Waiotapu geothermal area.
And my favourite photo - people walking along the edge, in front of us, almost disappearing in the vapour clouds:
The Oyster pool:
and the Devil's Bath:
After our wander around the geothermal areas, we returned to Rotorua for a visit to the museum, which began life as a Bathhouse for hydrotherapy:
Again, I could have spent a lot more time in this place, but distant pastures beckoned....