Archive for March, 2010

Orutua Walk, Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Next to Lake Taupo, just a few minutes drive from Turangi, is a very easy walk through the woods. The walk is shaded nearly the whole way and the gentle breeze from the wake keeps you cool as you stroll around the winding path listening to bird calls and admiring the foliage. There are no […]

New Zealand Balloon Festival – Wairarapa

Balloons Over Wairarapa, 2010 We went to the southern part of the North Island and saw Wellington and the surrounding area. We timed our trip to be able to see the mass ascension of hot air balloons  in Clareville. It was really pretty. We arrived at 7:00 am, so we were able to watch the […]

Tropical Cyclone Tomas Hits Fiji, Taveuni, Bibi’s Hideaway

Once again I find myself at the mercy of New Zealand TV. We only have three channels that come in with our rabbit ears here in Motuoapa, near Taupo, and none of them are delivering news. Since our Vodafone mobile broadband 3G internet connection is weak, and limited, I can’t watch videos, so no YouTube, […]