My friend and pen pal, Leonie, shared a photo of this yarn bombed tree on instagram and I really wanted to see it for myself, but when we headed into town on Wednesday I forgot to write down the address of the tree that she had given me, so missed out on seeing it. When early evening rolled around, the boys went mountain biking in the Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest, so Bella and I decided to indulge ourselves and head over to the mineral pools at the Polynesian Spa.
Funnily enough the yarn bombing had since slipped my mind, so I was surprised when we stumbled upon it as we turned down the street to the spa. The tree is absolutely spectacular and there are so many little details to soak in and admire. I especially loved the big spider’s web and the ‘Rotorua’ sign was very clever. I wonder how many people helped construct this project and how long it took? Such a beautiful sight to stumble upon!
The Polynesian Spas were beautiful too and range from 36˚C to a very hot 42˚C – Bella and I could only stand in the hottest pool, but there were a couple of people fully submerged in them. There are a few different options to choose when you enter the spas, but we chose the Lake Spa, which was such a gorgeous setting over looking the lake. Changing facilities, towels, lockers, soap, shampoo and hairdryers are all provided and there were only about 10 people in the Lake Spa area, so it was very quiet and peaceful.
Here are a few photos from our evening:
The weather here is still absolutely glorious and we still have a week before we leave, so they’ll be lots more to see and do. On a side note, I’ve managed a few crochet centres for my ‘Weekend in Stockholm’ blanket, but probably not as many as I thought I’d get done.
Hope you’re keeping well and I’ll see you tomorrow,