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Feb 10, 2006 - Cavemen

Got up at the crack of dawn to drive to Waitomo in the [still] pouring rain for some cave adventures. OK, I know my usual reference for the "crack of dawn" on this trip has been when I haul my ass out of bed before 10 but today we got up at the ungodly hour of 6:15. And drove 2 hours to the middle of nowhere for The Black Water Rafting Company Black Abyss Cave Adventure. I know, it sounds cheesy. Ah, but things can sound deceiving. It was great fun. Let me explain just what is involved. First, they suit you up in 5mm thick wet suits and...

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May 3, 2005 - Otorohanga and Waitomo Caves, NEW ZEALAND

Otorohanga and Waitomo Caves After a very long but incredibly scenic train journey up the west coast of the north island, we arrived at Otoranga to rest our heads and visit the kiwi house. As they are very unique birds and endangered we thought we would do the touristy thing (even though the entrance price was roughly $5 per kiwi bird sighted! (we saw 2!) No photographs though unfortunately as Kiwis are nocturnal birds, so we visited them in simulated night time and were not allowed to use flash photography. One of Michele's favourite birds...

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