Lake Taupo looking south across the lake towards the mountains
Back home safe and sound and refreshed after a fabulous mini break.
We arrived in Taupo, 3 hours drive from home, on Saturday afternoon and checked into our cabin at the De Bretts Thermal Spa Resort and immediately went for a lovely long laze in the hottest pool we could find. The temperature was 37 degrees Celsius.
Mr Madness came with me for the first swim, but decided he wanted to watch the rugby on tv later in the evening so I went on my own and stayed until they closed at 9.30pm.
Here's the campground with the row of little cabins early this morning. The over night air temps dropped to -5 and the car was covered in ice. It was lovely and toasty warm in our cabin, but do you know what I really wanted to do?
Go for another soak in the hot mineral pools!
Mr Madness came with me. It was freezing!
A glimpse of the outdoor pools through the trees... There are a number of pools all at different temps.
Here's the hottest outdoor pool, it is kept between 37 and 40 but this morning it was 41.5. Bliss! There
were only a hand full of people using the pools at 8.30 in the morning, the best time to go. We decided to try the private pools, they were 40.
This one will do nicely....
Too hot to sit under this chap!
And then Mr Madness lowered himself into the steaming hot mineral water....
And I lost him! He was in there somewhere!
Only one thing to do,
Go in and find him!!
Can you see him in the steam?
I think we need to shift to Taupo! Absolutely relaxing! So after feeling blissed out we headed home again.
Then coming home today, the sky was the prettiest blue and there was snow on all the ranges and mountains.
And then around the corner.....
There she was, Mount Ruapehu looking charming and glorious dressed all in white.
Here's to a lovely week, and to my friends who are celebrating on the 4th July -have a great day!