I'm indulging myself a little on this trip, and decided I'd be a 'tourist' here in Taupo- and I booked a trip on the yacht Barbery, a beautiful vessel that is coming up for its 90th birthday next year.
The views were stunning, and we soon got this superb view of Tauhara looming above the town of Taupo.
We dipped in close to shore at Acacia Bay.
When we got to the area where the Maori carvings were, you could see all the ignimbrite cliffs from the first super volcano explosion of Taupo- which was bigger that Yellowstone's big eruption I was surprised to know.
Sarah showed us on the chart how far we had come. It felt so far but was just one little corner of the lake- about 6% of its area. (The little 'arm' closest to the bottom right here.)
Coming back we had a bit more breeze. And our side tipped down. No wet feet though. But I don't quite know how people stay on board if the wind gets rougher. Yachties must have strength I don't!
All too quickly it seemed, we were back in the marina. We had been on the water for more than two and a half hours, but time had passed quickly by.
Thanks 'Barbs' as Sarah called the boat.