We have returned from our holiday in Taupo where we tried out our new kayak. We sailed around Lake Taupo from Acacia Bay to see the the Maori hand carvings, amazing! Even better was the fact that being in our kayak we were able to go right up to the wall and see everything in detail while all the horrid, noisy powered boats had to stay back.The following day we sailed up and then down the river (which I’ve forgotten the name of right now). This was great fun, we saw a dozen or so trout jumping, scarred off some ducks and become part of some amorous dragonfly play -> love hearts even . I’ve decided that the world will be such a lovely place when petrol is way too expensive for people to come out on the power boats and destroy the lovely tranquility of the water.It is a truly beautiful country that we have chosen to live in, and I’m very appreciative of this fact.