This is Ruapehu from the small town of Waiouru
and this is Ruapehu's neighbour, Ngauruhoe
While I was up there I had a short break so I went down to one of the local thermal areas, Whakarewarewa, and I took some photos there. It was pretty deserted and I wandered round by myself. It's beautiful. The water is boiling hot and pretty poisonous.
There are some nice mud pools (imagine how hot it has to be for mud to boil)
The mud just plops up!
And the sulphur is beautiful too
That's the first round. I roomed with another teacher from up country so we could share the cost of a hotel room at the conference centre. We have the same first name and surname initial, Jenny O, and I found she had an email I had been expecting from another teacher last month! OMG!