At the prawn farm near Taupo, along the Waikato River.
The waters are really, really clear. The algae just spoils the photo, that’s all.
Baby prawn feeding!
We were so determined! We were gonna catch buckets full of prawns!
Hours went by and we had 1. Well, to be fair, we had 2 but the smaller one jumped out without us noticing. I don’t know how, but it ran away. And I caught those prawns! Yes, me, me, me!
Proof of my 2 prawnies.
Mum looks way more excited than I am.
Look at me.. I had that, I’m-so-sad-but-I-have-to-kill-and-eat-my-new-pet face.
It looked prettier cooked.
My sister: Murderer!!!!
Back at our motel, where this little girl was just sitting outside, sleeping??!?
The river water nearer to Huka Falls was incredibly blue-er!
Booking Office for the river cruise. Nice..
We had a lot of time, so we were watching water gushing out of the dam. Lifeless, we are. But it was gorgeous. We came up with all sorts of stories. Like…poor fishies took the whole morning to swim up here to get washed down stream by the stupid dam.
On the Huka Falls River Cruise
He had the whole ceiling filled with currency from all over the world!
Chinese eyes and sunnies
Tornado wannabe clouds
It’s like Milk Falls.
After that, we stopped by the amazing glass blowing studio by Lyden Over for lunch and a live ‘show’. Technically, this guy is working.
When we reached Waikanae, we were so tired. I sat in the sun all the way (4 hour ride from Taupo). Sucked to be me in the car ride.
We had a fabulous dinner, met the extended Wiggs family and had a blast! We even played fireworks. Awesome new experience for Chinese New Year 2014.
Miss Sunshine Lara Wiggs
Totally fit for each other.