21 May

Today we did some hard-core Black Water Rafting. This included getting into some tight wetsuits (which made us point and laugh at each other) and finding a float-able ring that fitted to our bums. Then we climbed down into the Raukuri Cave, floating down the underground river, twisting and turning. We also jumped backwards into waterfalls, it was so scary as its pitch black, gives you a right adrenalin rush! It was great fun!

At one point we turned all our flashlights of, just floating down river looking at the roof of the caves, to see lots of glow worms doing their glowing at the top. Glowworms are actually the fungus gnat, but I think they named them Glowworms as that sounds nicer (imagine saying I’m gonna go and look at some fungus gnat today, not a winner). Anyways, they glowed very nicely.


One Response to “Waitomo”

  1. jon olav vik (kommende svigerfar til margareth) :-) June 9, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    have you been in Qeenstown ?? I run down the hill on the right in som small “cars” – it was very exiting because it was “high” up in the mountain. I also try (I dont drive it) some fast boats in a river. You now, some sceenes in the movie Lord of the rings was taken there. I take som pictures at Aragons cliff. Nice place. 🙂 have it nice….

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