|Enjoying Lake Taupo in a kayak in Winter. Home of the swim leg of Ironman New Zealand.|
|Point on the East Coast of the bay.|
|Opted for a bright color that could be used for sailing as well.|
Some background info from wiki about the lake: largest lake by surface area in New Zealand and 2nd largest in Oceania. You can see Lake Taupo from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. It is drained by the Waikato River (New Zealand's longest river) which the Huka Falls is on. Taupo is home to Ironman New Zealand and Lake Taupo is home to the swim leg and there is 2 laps of the hilly area for the bike. There is also the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, where you have 12 options to suit your pain enjoyment level. There is the soft cheeks of 1 lap (160km) to the buns of titanium known as the Extreme Enduro, which consists of 8 (160km) laps! Each lap has 1308m of climbing. This ride starts at noon on Wed and while there is no cut-off the full event prize giving is at 6pm on Sat. Who wants to start training for the November challenge? From the organizers, the enduro is a challenge and not a race.