Great day again today - despite less favourable weather over the crossing. The misty conditions reduced the views for Andesite and led to the desicion to not go for Ngauruhoe, instead Mr Brooks took James & Eliza to the summit of Tongariro, only to submit them to press-ups at the summit! The rest of the group enjoyed the trip across and here's a misty photo from the day...
Rhyolite enjoyed the field studies and after measuring daisies and studying hebes down various parts of the Bruce Road we made our way to Silica Rapids for lunch. The talk on the chemistry of the rapids was interrupted by Brendon's curious invertabrate discovery, "What's this Mr Steed?" he enquired. Sadly it wasn't a new mollusc but a plain old possum poo...classic discovery Brendon.
Basalt blitzed the rafting, swam at Pukawa and had time to enjoy a soak at Tokaanu hot pools, a luxurious finish after a full and busy week.
So tomorrow we pack up and head home but while the trip will come to end and we hope you enjoy the all the stories about the week.