On the way out,
Afterwards, we drove over to Huka Falls, which are pretty strange even by the standards of waterfalls. That's also the area where I snapped this photo of my new favorite New Zealand road sign:
Yes, the area is so geothermally active that the highway department feels a need to warn drivers that steam may obscure vision or erupt from the pavement at any time.
Today we are off to Hobbiton (weather permitting), then Hamilton. Unfortunately, in addition to my mobility problems and my GI problems, I have also acquired a respiratory problem. I'm hoping this is just my body reacting to all the ambient sulfur in the air of Rotorua, and once we get away things will settle down.
Photo © 2013, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.
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