21.11.2012 - 02.12.2012 30 °C
It's always so will hard to decide what to write about so I will have to go back to the end of my last blog. After the whales we went to the Coromandel peninsular to a place called Hot water beach! After tea Finn and me went down to hot water beach with mum we had to dig 6 holes to find the right one which was bath temperature.
We have also been to Rotorua which has mud pools and even better hot springs except you wouldn't want to bathe in these! They smell of rotten eggs and plus they could burn your foot off! Luckily some people have a little bit of common sense and have fences around them but some are just left lying there ,,,insane! These are the colours of them and what they are made of, Yellow is sulphur, red is iron oxide, green collodial sulphur and ferrous salts, orange is antimony, purple which we didn't see is manganese oxide. My favourite was champagne pool it's called champagne pool because it bubbles.
There are also volcanoes. On the radio ages and ages ago it said that Ruapehu was going to errupt but this is why you never ever listen to the news guess what ...Tongarario errupted instead. On the way to Wellington we went past Tonagario and another different volcano which was very hard to pronounce and we can't rember it's name but it looked like a proper volcano. When we went past Tongarioro had smoke coming out of it but it didn't look like a proper volcano at all and was very hard to spot.
In Wellington we were trying to do something on the computer (mum and dad buying a car) but we couldn't because everyone was using the internet because the hobbit had just come out and there was a big opening thing in Wellington.Also in Wellington we went on the train to Te Papa museum first we went into a place where they made it look jungly and there was a giant squid which is the biggest squid found in the world and it was about the size of a mini but thinner , and did you know that kiwi's are actually the size of a hen? There was also a room with a little pretend house that you went in and it showed you what it was like if there was an earthquake.
We are now on a ferry from Wellington to South Island
See you soon.
This blog was posted a week later due to lack of internet, Daniel is now in Abel Tasman. For new photos please look at the gallery...thanks