After a hurried departure to make the most of the weather, we drove down to Lake Waikaremoana, spending one night at the Hamilton cousins on the way.
Lake Waikaremoana is on about the same latitude as Lake Taupo but further towards the East Coast. It's in the middle of Te Urewera National Park and to get to it you have to drive on about 90 km's of dirt road. Now I live on a dirt road so they don't scare me, but the road to L. Waikaremoana is pretty bad!
We finally arrived and settled in for one night at the camping ground, in a cozy cabin. The kids were very excited to wake up the next morning to snow on the hills and a doozy of a frost - the first real frost either of them had seen.
|That's snow on them thar hills.|
|You can see the glassy stillness of the lake.|
My Hubby sets up a large tarp as a 'roof' then we light the fire at one end and set up the tent at the other. It gives a large area that you can live in and spread our your gear without fear of getting wet if it rains.
We spent two nights here and we were snug and warm at night (if a little uncomfy - not used to hard ground!) and the kids had buckets of fun.
And I think that's enough writing for today!
To be continued......