ROTORUA TO MOUNT MAUNGANUI

The few days before New Years Eve, Sandy and I made our way from Rotorua (a town of geothermal wonders that smells like rotten eggs due to the sulfur but you get used to it) to Mount Manganui (a gorgeous little beach city that's now one of my favorite places). 

 Hot mud pools. Or something like that.

Hot mud pools. Or something like that.

 Adorable reminders to keep left on the road.

Adorable reminders to keep left on the road.

 Picnicking at the Mount.

Picnicking at the Mount.

 Sandy and Mount Maunganui. 

Sandy and Mount Maunganui. 

 Sandy has quite a small head and I have quite a large head so together we kind of look like circus freaks. She has to stand about 1 foot in front of me in order to even it out as we did not do here. 

Sandy has quite a small head and I have quite a large head so together we kind of look like circus freaks. She has to stand about 1 foot in front of me in order to even it out as we did not do here. 

FUN FACT: The Mount is actually an extinct volcanic cone.

We had a couple of lovely picnic and ice cream filled beach days there making it the best volcanic cone yet.