Excuse me, I dropped my neon highlighter pen into the lake and now it’s all yellow! 😱
Ducky is at the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Park in Rotorua, New Zealand and is looking at a very strange neon yellow coloured pool. It has this hue due to sulphur and other minerals in the water.
At the Champagne Pool, the colours are once again different and has a brown border. It is so called ‘champagne’ as part of the pool bubbles, just like a glass of bubbly champagne. All these pools are at high temperatures due to thermal activity underground.
Finally we see the silver fern which is also the national emblem of New Zealand. It’s green on top and silver at the underside. Apparently it can be used for navigation - if you lay it out on the path it will reflect the moonlight at night and your team mates can see the way. 🌙
Day 9 (Rotorua “Sulfur City”)
- What's cooking, Mama Earth? (noisy steam vent)
- Rotorua Thermal Park (with wind clearing some steam)
- Rotorua Thermal Park (no wind, so rotten-egg smell all around you)
💙⛲"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does." ⠀
Margaret Atwood ⠀