Left: From the ski trip to
Mount Ruapehu / Ohakune. This
is the view at the top of the mountain. The weather had set in somewhat
with a pretty nasty cold wind. Given our inexperience, we decided that
discretion is the better part of valour and went off to do something
else. The really strange thing is that only a couple of weeks later,
there was a swimwear ski festival up here where people were taking to
the slopes in bikinis and speedos. Crazy!
Top Right: Another view from the top of Ruapehu with Jenny looking pleased to be up above the snow line.
Right: Lara (lower branch) and Ambrose (sitting on the top) sitting on their play gym. Interestingly, the two of them will only sit nicely on the play gym if they're both on it. Ambrose will fly off immediately if he's alone on the playgym. More annoyingly, they refuse to share the same branch and will attack each other with wings outstretched and beaks open if placed too close to each other.
Bottom Left: Ambrose giving a close up. So far, he has learned how to say "Hello" and when he scratches his head it looks like he's having a chat on his mobile phone.
Bottom Right: The rafting crew before setting out on the river at Turangi. From left to right, Ben, Greg, Ryan, Andy and Jenny. Nicole is in the front row.