When it rains it pours.

Trip Start Jan 12, 2011
Trip End Feb 15, 2011

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hi Everyone,

      Here is part two of Waitomo Caves and the Glow Worms.

      First off we did not see the glowworms but we did find a cool little cave. The worms, as we were told, live in certain caves that the local outfitting/tour guides charge a lot of money to experience. But for those who crave a 1000 and one facts not worth knowing I can tell you that the worms glow in the dark, which attract insects to them that they capture with sticky hairs extending from their bodies. Then they eat them. Mmmmm, Yum.

        What Ruth and I did do is hike to a couple of waterfalls and a natural bridge. We found a lot of 35 million year old oysters, which were still a little hard so we had spaghetti that night.

        We hiked through miles and miles of bush and saw wild rams and some bulls with 6 ft horn spans and wild turkeys and no they weren't the kind I drink but what a day. Oddly I have never liked Scotch but Peter of Gill and Pete fame turned me on to 26 year old Scotch and it was awesome but I digress.

        We're off to Rotorua, home to some of the worlds best tattoo artists, Lake Taupo which is inside a volcano crater and Ruth’s Bay of Plenty Blues Club gig at the Belgian Bar. We’ll be staying at the 'Funky Green Voyager’.                                                                                                    (SIDEBAR) The German economy must be doing well because a majority of the travelers we meet at the hostiles are German with some English, French and Swiss. No Americans or Canadians except one of each who were working at a hostile.

Anyway enjoy the pics and I’ll check back in with gig pics in a few days. Stay warm. All the best,

Ruth and Chris
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