Oooh, owww, ahhh!
After a day on the Tongariro crossing (about which, more tomorrow), this is going to be a short post. We began in Rotorua, with a flat tyre, which the nice guys at Firestone fixed at no charge. On the road again, we headed South down to Turangi, and just a little way before Taupo, we passed Ohaaki geothermal power station. Mary was driving so I could shoot out the window as we passed at 100 km/h.
A little closer to Taupo, I rather liked the military formation of trees on the skyline.
After a pause for refreshment at Turangi (which was closed), we went up over the saddle from Tokaanu to Lake Rotoaira, and stopped at the lookout on the hill to compose this multi-image panorama looking North over Lake Taupo.
On the other side of the hill as we approached the Rangipo turnoff, I liked the lovely carpet of golden canola with Ruapehu in the background.
As for tomorrow, have I got a story for you!