Not one to whitewater raft (somehow 22 of the 28 people in our group did – and they were grade 5 rapids which is apparently very scary!), I had a lovely sleep-in and leisurely breakfast for the first time in a while. (In case anyone is wondering…since I know I would be…for breakfast we have a big crate full of cereal boxes and another full of bread for toast plus yogurt, milk, jam, honey, peanut butter, etc. Whoever is up first pulls it out of the “kitchen” that is pulled behind the bus and we can eat anytime before our set departure for the day. Exciting!)
Anyway, when the crazy rafters were back (no one died!) we went to a picnic not far away and saw a very big tree.
And then carried on to the Lake Tekapo area to camp, stopping to soak in some beautiful sites along the way.
But more exciting was the hot pool spa (heated by geothermal activity) just a five minute walk from camp where most of us spent the dark and stormy evening relaxing in pools heated to 97, 100 and 104 degrees. Lovely!