Spent a wonderful couple of days relaxing and doing very little in the smelliest town in New Zealand, partly because it continued to rain and because that was the plan.
Soaked for hours at the Thermal Baths in a variety of hot pools whilst enjoying a view out across the lake. Swapping from hot to warm to cool pools whilst the rain did its thing. Joined a crowd from the craziest backpackers i have stayed in yet for a night on the town. Quite civilised, all considered.
A lie in on Sunday, followed by a sedate morning with a great cooked breakfast and a stroll by the lake. The afternoon taken up chilling and having a wonderfully relaxing massage at the local hospital, all set up to get the most from the tourist dollar, the facilities are available out of hours to the general public at much more reasonable rates than other private providers.
Am now back at Irene and Rogers for a few days, catching up and helping out with their garden again. Had a great couple of days here last year and its good to return. Plenty of work to do as everything has grown crazily compared to how it does back home. Secateurs and saw at the ready again.....