Sunday, June 5, 2011

另类萤火虫 My First Encounter with Glowworms @ Te Kuiti, NZ

开始搜集资料时还以为它们和这里的萤火虫一样,后来才知道摆了乌龙(真是不好意思)。在Waitomo一带有大概7家观光经营者,配套多的是。选择了保罗,因为在TripAdvisor里他的名声最好,而且又可以视我们的能力作出配合改变。结果证明我们的决定是对的!

I thought they are same as the firefly here, as they glow as well. Of course I was wrong (really blur =='). Around Waitomo area there are around 7 operators that bring tourists visit glowworm cave, with lots of different packages. We choosed Paul as he has the best comment in TripAdvisor and is flexible enough to customized our route based on our ability. Proved that we made the right choice, its a fantastic adventure!

保罗提供所有服饰和‘武装配备’。呵呵,
这一身超‘可爱’的衣物把我们包的暖暖的,在洞里绝不怕被冷着。
Full suits provided. Looks funny right? But its damn practical, those clothes kept us warm in the cave!

先来个实习,熟悉如何操作配备。。。
Paul let us practised to familiarize the equipment...

开始了!心跳一百为百尺缘绳下降掀开序幕!
Here we go... 100 metres abseiling as starting point!

觉得自己在Discovery Channel 里一样,化石叻。。。
Felt as if I was in the discovery channel... seeing the fossil in real...


和洞里的岩石纠缠一轮后,我们来到了这第一拍摄点。。。
保罗是个地质学家,但对摄影也有一番心得,这是他用闪光灯助我们拍下的照片
Arriving at first photo shooting destination after many magnifient views.
Paul is a geologist, yet he is good in photographing as well. This is the photo that he helps us snap using his flash gun..



感觉好像在摄影棚里拍的一样huh? 我个人超爱这张。。。
Just like in the studio huh? I particularly love this photo...

再次心跳一百(自然反应啦)。不过这关有点沮丧,下到一半我仍然无法明白保罗的指示,还好不是第一个下去,不然另外两位仁兄有排等。。。呵呵呵。。。
Again heart beat increased. Here I got stuck in the middle a bit as my brain got stuck with Paul's instruction (shame shame shame). Lucky I was not the one who went down first, else my two other friends really gotto wait...


来到这里已经看过荧光虫了,但还没拍照。只是好好的体验。。。为什么叫它们做荧光虫啊?因为个人觉得它们和萤火虫不一样嘛,一样的呼唤好像有点混淆,所以私下把它们称为荧光虫咯。
Alread seen glowworms when we reached here. It was really amazing... beautiful, wonderful. No photo shooting yet, we just stay quietly and enjoy it...with our snacks of course :)


这姿势是保罗的注意哦
That was Paul's idea...

继续迈向不知明的期待,期待下一个大自然的惊喜。。。
Kept walking to another wonderland, a surprise from the mother nature...
Oh, Paul said there is no snake at all in New Zealand! Phew (coz we asked when we walking through a path where the grasses tall enough to reach our knee...)

再次庆幸自己没有超重,否则卡在半中间真的是呜呼哀哉。。。
Again I felt so blessed that I am not over weight, else stuck in the middle of it really 'no eye see'...



当我们把头灯都熄掉时,荧光虫陆陆续续的展现在眼前,漂亮极了。保罗为我们讲解虫的种种,然后我们就静静的欣赏这独一无二的景色。流水,岩洞,和浩似星星的荧光虫,一切都那么的梦幻。。。
Reminds me of the song, starry starry night... this is the scenery when we all off our headlamp, its the glowworms! Wonderful isn't it?
 


如果有超级相机,效果应该更棒。不过我朋友这半自动的傻瓜相机已经很厉害了!
If only there is SLR camera... but then my friend's half manual camera already very super :D Thanks to him, else we won't be able to snap any photos here...


这张感觉也很棒!
Like it!

不一样的绿
Different kind of green...

又怎么会想到这平平无奇的草原下会隐藏着那么多的惊喜呢?保罗和孩子们以大自然为游乐场,还会抓蜗牛去喂鳗鱼呢!反观我们这里,人小小已经是电动神童了。。。唉。。。
Who will ever think of under such a normal grassland hidden so much of surprises?  Pau & his kids have the mother nature as their playground, feeding the eels with snails. What about us? Our younger generation nowaday is already a gadget freak even before school...  

总的来说,我绝对推荐这一趟刺激又梦幻的行程,是不容错过的!
保罗的网址:http://www.greenglow.co.nz/
All and all, I would really recommend this trip if you ever visit North Island of New Zealand! If it is summer, you can even do rock climbing!
Paul's website: http://www.greenglow.co.nz/

12 comments:

[SK] said...

果然和我們在這裡看螢火蟲完全不一樣, 人家的可是好上千倍呢!! 沒有想到還要攀山下洞, 我覺得很好玩哩, 真的是不一樣的體驗!! 不錯不錯, 有機會去NZ我也要去一趟感受一下..

Casendra said...

哇,你好快!嗯,一定要。SK, 忘了告诉你,这些虫仔是不会飞的,要待成蛹,‘成年’后才有翅膀。。。不过也不长命。。。

AliVe said...

哗,真的,好美好美。
我都说不出话来了,现场看到的感觉一定更棒!

yee said...

好正啊!那洞裡的照片真的很漂亮啊!保羅的聯絡方式一定要給我,我到時要去找他^^

最後還要多說一句,這個體驗真難忘,那堆照片為你留下了美好的回憶。

Nava Krishnan said...

such an amazing place and you must have had a great time.

子平 said...

前陣子看一部電影sanctum也是洞穴探險的,看起來真的是很棒的體驗,為什麼要穿橫條紋的褲子啊?

Casendra said...

Alive, 对,有种‘忘记呼吸’的感觉。。。

Yee, 没问题!可能你要看看其他operator。。。不过这家伙真的很不错!那几张照片变得很珍贵。。。很久没有这种感觉了。。。

Nava, I did have a great time :)

子平,我就是听讲这部电影也是有关洞穴不过到最好像几乎通通都挂掉所以临行前打死我都不看。哈哈哈。。。那条纹裤阿,本来是穿在里面保暖的,不过保罗说它们保暖又轻便,所以就提供给顾客咯。很搞笑 huh? 哈哈。。。

傻孩子 said...

真的好棒!看来我要努力赚钱去实现我的旅游梦想!

Jean said...

哇!好讚的螢火蟲之約!

oLive said...

哇,很棒叻,照片很梦幻,很特别!我很喜欢这里!有机会一定要去

正掌心 said...

Wow, superb!

LION GIRL said...

Hee-har!!! Really out of the world! You r one tough young lady! Stuck sikit tak apa lah, asal can still squeeze through! Kalau saya, habis! Hahaha! Will be sleeping stuck in a hole!
Lovely pictures! Happy to see you having a wonderful time! Live life, woman! Yeay!

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