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What to do on a Wet and Windy Day in Tekapo

Friday 20th November 2015

all seasons in one day 16 °C

The wind continued to howl round the house, shaking in on its metal stilts all night. It made it a bit hard to sleep and rather disappointingly we woke up to not just wind but torrential rain.

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Sometimes you just have to let the weather dictate what you do or don't do and this was one of those occasions. So we had a bit if a lie in and then a leisurely breakfast. We just did our own thing all morning, a chance for me to catch up on my blog and read, whilst Nigel listened to his radio. We had lunch and just as we thought the weather was improving the wind picked up again. Fortunately by late afternoon the wet weather was replaced by sun

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and we took advantage of this by dashing out to the hot pools that are by the lake just outside of town. They weren't quite as luxurious as the ones at Franz Josef but they made a great place to go. There are three pools heated to 36, 38 and 40 degrees respectively. It was great to just relax and feel the sun on our faces after such a grotty day. We stayed in the pools for a couple of hours and so when we got out we were a bit wrinkly but pretty relaxed. We got a take away on the way home (a bit grotty, but the exception rather than the rule) and relaxed by watching the sun go down over the hills.

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Posted by Gill's Travels 20:07 Archived in New Zealand

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