We are currently staying at the NZMCA park at Taupo Airport and the area has been full with caravans, buses and motor-homes over the last few days. Most of them have departed and after having neighbours on both sides and across the internal road, there are very few scattered about the grounds today. That could well change as a lot of campers arrive in the late afternoon, looking for a spot to stay for a night or two.
We have good views of the commercial helicopters taking off and landing, and also the rescue helicopter has had a few trips while we have been here. Air New Zealand planes take off and land at the adjacent airport, so it can get rather noisy at times, but there is always something to watch.
The sky is a bit hazy today, but we had a good view of Mt Ruapehu away in the distance across Lake Taupo. There is something awe inspiring about the mountains, we feel.
Later in the afternoon we were joined by friends Geoff and Eileen who had been in Auckland visiting family over the last few days. When they were set up it was time to sit outside in the shade for 4zees and catch up with our respective news.
Then came the big question. When shall we move on, and where shall we go? We’ve almost come to a decision, we’ll think again about it tomorrow.