|Darryl, me, crayfish and Lisa|
|Lisa and I in the whale station|
|early Maori tools|
|looking back at Arapawa|
Then it was goodbye to the South Island and on the North.
|to the North Island I go|
|inside Te Papa|
|toppled Hobbits (I am Merry)|
|park near Lake Rotorua|
|Lake Rotorua at sundown|
|yum tasty leaf!|
|our host says the food looks good|
The next day I woke up and got ready, only to find that the volcano people had called and had already decided not to do the trip that day. I was pretty bummed, but it turned out to be a pretty great day anyway. I walked with Patty around Rotorua, following the route that the guy who owns the backpacker suggested. It was really fun hanging out with her, and nice to have another person around. We had lunch at a nice place called Lime Cafe. Then she was off to Taupo, and after some shopping around Rotorua the next day I was off to Taraunga. It rained last night after I arrived, but today fortunately looks pretty nice! So I will have lunch and get going.