I was on the road fairly early this morning so I could take grand-daughter down to Taupo to stay with friends for the weekend. It took us about two hours to get there – it could have taken longer if my windscreen had shattered instead of simply cracking.
Something, perhaps a piece of metal, hit us soon after leaving Hamilton. It left a deep indentation and a small crack that continued to grow throughout my journey. Thank goodness I have insurance cover for windscreens, as I can see a new one being needed.
As we entered Taupo we decided to stop off at Huka Falls on the Waikato River.
I am glad we did as there seemed to be more water than usual, and the colour of the water was a gorgeous deep aqua mingled with the white foam.
There were a lot of people there, almost as many as we had when tourism was in full swing.
This weekend is a long one, with Monday being a holiday to celebrate ANZAC Day (our national day for remembering those who have fought for our country), so that may have contributed to the number of people out and about.
It took me a lot longer to come home again, as traffic was beginning to build up. Thankfully, most of it was going in the opposite direction.
There were a few idiots making bad driving decisions, but on the whole the traffic was well behaved and flowed reasonably well.
I was still happy to get home safely again 😊