Due to the weather forecast, we had to delay doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike. With an extra day in Taupo (by the way, it ended up being a beautiful blue day), we decided to go for a sail on the lake where we met two lovely German women Paula and Theda. They are also travelling around NZ, but in a more luxurious motorhome.
Fun fact: Lake Taupo is about the size of Singapore, but the population of Singapore is the same as all of New Zealand!
Captain Dave navigated "Fearless" to some Maori carvings in Mine Bay. They were done about 30 years ago by a master carver and are over 10m high. Then we found a nice, peaceful spot and went for a dip. With beers in hand, we slowly sailed back to the harbour. Another unexpected, delightful day.
We decided to travel and do the next day's hike with our new friends.