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Ooo, Glow... Maggots?


Had another early morning today. This time it was off to Waitomo for Black Water Rafting in the Ruakuri Caves. This basically involved throwing on the ridiculous gear you see above, grabbing a rubber tube, and throwing ourselves into a hole in the ground with rushing water all around us. Good fun! One of the coolest parts of the ride was floating in the dark, looking up, and seeing hundreds of tiny lights on the ceiling. The lights were from glowworms which we learned were actually the larvae of gnats. So they're really glow-maggots. And what makes them glow is their excrement. Lovely. But with that weird knowledge aside, it was magical. Tomorrow I'm off to Auckland for a night and then up to the northern tip of NZ for some sand dune boarding and hopefully a scuba dive around the Bay of Islands if the weather gets friendlier.

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    2007
    April 6:
    Cuba
    April 30:
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    Scotland
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