3/22/18

lakeland queen cruise, rotorua

Our original trip to White Island was cancelled due to weather, so Hubby drove us over
to Rotorua for a lunch cruise on the Lakeland Queen, a gorgeous paddleboat.


We had seen black swans along the edge of the lake before, but today was scaups.
scaups

While we took a one-hour cruise around Lake Rotorua, we had a lovely lunch buffet.
The food was fabulous and the crew were awesome.
paddleboat

I love the idea that we were on a paddleboat.

The weather in Rotorua wasn't much better, but it was lovely to see the scenery 
from a different perspective.

This church  on Lake Rotorua is part of the Ohinemutu Maori Village.

You can take tours of different types of buildings but the weather kept us in the car.


18 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Whew - that's why so many Scots loved the place. Same weather! That's my kind of boat trip... YAM xx

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The weather looked very misty and cool. That church is so beautiful!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

I want to tell you it looks lovely but believe it or not, just looking at the waves makes me seasick, Betty...:(JP

Tom said...

...looks like what I would see on the Mississippi River.

rupam sarma said...

Awesome pics.

Jill Harrison said...

looks like you had a great day despite the weather. Have a fabulous weekend ahead.

Min Write of the Middle said...

You can see how beautiful it is despite the weather and how gorgeous are those paddle boats! :-) #TeamLovinLife

Mascha said...

A ship like in old nouvels...
About Maori I read a shocking book by Alan Duff
https://www.amazon.de/Once-Were-Warriors-Author-published/dp/B00GX4CIC0/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521700454&sr=1-3&keywords=Alan+Duff-Warrior
and still one by Rosie Scott. It's the other side of tourist attractions...broken people -
Greetings from Germany

Kathy Marris said...

I love the lake at Rotorua and that old paddle wheeler boat. What a lovely thing to do on a Sunday. #TeamLovinLife

Anu said...

Hello! Interesting and beautiful serie of photos. Very big flock of scaups! Have a nice week ahead!

Taken For Granted said...

Sorry about the weather. The paddleboat cruise and lunch looked terrific. Fine collection of documentary photos from your day.

A Colorful World said...

Great sights! Loved the paddle wheel boat and that lovely church!

Angie said...

Glad the food and the crew made up for some of the weather! Love your close-up of the paddle!

Jo Tracey said...

That looks like a great cruise. It's years since I was in Rotorua, but I remember going to that little church in the village. Thanks for linking up! #teamlovinlife

Teresa said...

Muy bonito. Un beso.

Deborah Cook said...

Stunning, but it's starting to look quite chilly there already! I do envy NZ weather! (As a Queenslander who isn't a fan of summer!) #teamlovinlife

Lyndall @SeizeTheDayProject said...

What a beautiful way to spend the day - in spite of the rain :) #TeamLovinLife

Nicholas V said...

The scenery is so wonderful, the people so friendly and good-humoured and the travel so comfortable, Betty, that one doesn't mind the bad weather!
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