You couldn’t get a nicer picture on a chocolate box, folks. Here’s the adjoining villa at Tongariro Lodge this morning as we were starting to gear up for the day’s fishing. The mighty Tongariro River is about 20 metres away. Fly fishing awaits, for the first time here in 4 years, thanks to Covid lockdowns.
Phones off folks. We’re in the air, heading to Taupo for a week’s fly fishing on the famous Tongariro run. And Air New Zealand have been fantastic. Such a contrast to the nightmare of travelling with our former national carrier in recent years. We were travelling economy and the staff kept offering to help, the flights were all on time and even the customs helped out as we had a younger family. Loved it.
The kids and I are getting our fair share of the pie before packing for our trip to NZ next week. Apparently, I’m fact finding, as well as fish finding, as my AFR editor is angling for a hook on a NZ election story. I’m in party mode already, as you can probably tell.