This blog is posted when we travel overseas taking a break from our Fulltime RV Life.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Another Rainy Rainforest Day


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Our tour group waiting for the bus. If you look closely you may see what She Who Orders Me Around (Swoma, aka Linda) might possibly refer to as a “butt shot”. By my way of thinking only photos of a certain part of her personal anatomy fall under that category. Since she is nowhere to be seen in this photo, I’ll call it a “non-butt shot”. Optimistic Bob.

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What a grand and glorious morning. Photo courtesy of Linda.

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Everyone knows what a bungee jump is. This bridge is the site of the world’s first ever bungee jump.

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It wasn’t open when we were there, but Linda doesn’t look any to eager to take a leap of the bridge even if it were open.

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Definitely the most aptly named bars ever.

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Now just why was Linda so attracted to this clematis? When it came to growing them she always had a definite brown thumb.
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The New Zealand wines we have been drinking have all been excellent. There is nothing like a wine tasting to discover even more good wines.

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As we headed to the southern alps, Linda was prepared for the weather. The cool weather that is. Later we would enter another rain forest, but here the weather was stunning.

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Down the road when we stopped for some “happy snaps” I messed around with different camera settings. I don’t remember what this one was called but I like the results.

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At this café they had a rather inventive way of labeling the restrooms.

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What can I say, they come in multiple designs.



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How can you tell we are back in a rain forest?

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How very true.

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Driving through the rain forest we saw one great view after another through the windows of the bus.

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After dark we took a walk into the rainforest to see the famous glow worms.

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No they are not like snipes. The thread like things are actual glow worms. Here they are illuminated by an led light.

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They use bio-luminescence to attract very small insects which become stuck to the sticky threads. Each thread is a worm, and only the threads that are hungry glow, and then only on one segment. Nature at her best.

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