Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Volcano Tour




On our second full day here in New Zealand we went on a tour of White Island this is an active volcano here in New Zealand and what a bloody good tour it was I would highly recommend it to anyone.www.whiteisland.co.nz

The trip wasn't without it's dramas though for me on the way over there I got sea sick and throw up this happened just as we arrived at the island. Tim was worried I would fall over while on the tour as I forgot to pack my joggers and only had my semi-flat sandals but I didn't fall didn't even stumble during the walk, although Tim did stumble a few times and I said as much to him back on the boat for the trip back to the mainland he wasn’t amused..............lol

When we got back to the boat another passenger gave me a couple of sea sickness tables and they helped a lot as I didn't get sea sick on the way back. However I was sitting out the back but it got to cold, wet through the water splashing over the sides Tim was with me and he got up and went inside a minute latter I stood up to join him and the boat was rocked really hard by a big wave and I was thrown off my feet backwards hitting my head pretty hard I also hit my right elbow and bit my tongue hard. There was no blood but I was dazed, the boat's crew were fantastic and very worried about me, I was given an ice pack for my head and wet facecloth for my forehead this happened about 45 minutes before we docked and I was very tired but Tim kept making sure I didn't fall asleep. Yes it was suggested that I go to A & E but I didn't want to buy the time we docked I was feeling better, the skipper pulled me aside and wanted to check I was ok. They of course filled out an incident report.

After the tour we headed to Rotorua were we are staying for 2 nights on arriving we found out we had been upgraded to a two bedroom unit as there is road work right out the front of the 1 bedroom units. This unit is great and it has a large spa bath which I used pretty much as soon as we arrived and it felt great to lay in the hot water. We are staying at Brylin Motel in Rotorua and I would recommend this place as well............


5 comments:

  1. My parents were in Rotorua and loved it just as you all did.

    Your tongue looks like it still should hurt! Please be careful- I'm glad Tim is taking care of you so well. Enjoy the rest of your great trip!

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  2. Wow--it looks and sounds so amazing. Those rocks!

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  3. Great pics (other than your tongue)!

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  4. Boats can make me quesy also. Neat volcanos

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  5. Well this day doesn't sound very great at all, what with the sickness and all, but lovely photos!

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