The wake of the ferry as we leave the harbor for Cook Strait

We arrive in Wellington after a smooth 2 1/2 hour trip A view of our ferry, as we depart the dock After a drive through Wellington we head north on the North Island Saturday, December 21 - Larry had to stop and get this picture of a boot at the - city limits of Taihape.  They have a rubber boot factory there. Mount Ruapehu, an active volcano
Another view of Mount Ruapehu with - Mount Ngauruhoe to the right And another view of Mount Ruapehu Mount Ngauruhoe On the shore of Lake Taupo Larry investigates the white lava rocks (pumice) - which were light enough that they floated in the lake!
Ducks and geese Larry with Lake Taupo and the Hauhungaroa Range behind him Outside Rotorua we visit one of many active thermal areas in the region, - offering sights like you'd see at Yellowstone National Park We took a walking tour of the thermal area Here you see steam rising from hot pools

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