Today it occurred to us that we have really been made aware of the power of the earth and how man thinks he has control, but is sorely mistaken. We have seen the results of earthquakes, cyclones, floods and fire, and yesterday and today we witnessed the incredible forces stored not too far below the earth’s surface. It seems quite amazing that all that heat, the stored energy and propulsive power is so close to the surface at times, but there all the time, below us wherever we are! Wow!
After visiting Wai-O-Tapu for a couple of hours we returned to Rotorua and then on to Whangamata where we had supper and from where in the morning we start our big day touring the Coromandel.
I have added a couple of links into yesterday’s posting, so you may like to scroll down and follow them, for a more complete picture of Rotorua.
More muddy pictures here.