Friday, March 5, 2010

geo-thermal!

We arrived in Rotorua yesterday and head out for the airport this afternoon to start our long journey home. This area is one of only a few in the world that has geo-thermal features like geysers, mud pots, etc. Yellowstone is another. The smell of sulfer is in the air and it is not unusual to see steam venting out of the ground. There is a local park about 2 blocks from our hotel that has many, many geo-thermal features in it. Unlike Yellowstone, there is little oversight of these features. They have built fences around many but there is no interpretive guide nor does there seem to be much concern for the potential abuse of the sites by ignorant viewers. In any event, it is a fascinating look into some unusual geological features.
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