Welcome to my personal travel journal! If you don't know me, that's OK! I hope you'll enjoy reading about some of my adventures and misadventures, and hopefully learn something new about a corner of the world.

Recent updates:
2015-10-06: Day 8 of Niue in 2011.
2015-10-05: Day 7 of Niue in 2011.
2015-09-29: Day 6 of Niue in 2011.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Here is a painting of the Pink and White Terraces, which were completely destroyed in the 10 June 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera. This was of of the places I really would have loved to visit. The resulting area of destruction, the Waimangu Volcanic Rift, is a fascinating place to visit and includes Frying Pan Lake, the largest hot spring in the world, but that's a story for another day! Another interesting result of the Tarawera eruption was the creation of the world's largest geyser, the Waimangu Geyser (the namesake of the valley), erputing up to 460m tall between 1900 and 1904.