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Jetboating Craziness

So the advise I was given was to go jetboating in Makarora.  Supposedly it’s the best jetboating deal around as you get to go out for


 an hour instead of just 2o minutes.  The disclaimer – you don’t feel like you’re going to crash into a rock but it’s much more beautiful so still definitely worth it.  So after much thought (if I remember correctly – about a whole 2 seconds) I signed up.   

Pool time fun

 What I didn’t know at the time was that I was going to have to skip lounging around at the blue pools to be able to go jetboating and that the jetboat was going to break down which meant that we had to lounge around the hostel while listening out for the voice on the other end of the walkie-talkie to let us know when we could go jetboating.  So there we were, lounging around the pool and in the sun waiting for the word.  I moved from the sun to the shade and then was amused by the storytelling talent of yet another boy from the UK.  

To end his torture and torment from anything but an attentive group of listeners – the call came and we were off to go jetboating.  Was the waiting around and missing out on the blue pools worth it – YES!  There’s nothing better than the 360s in the water.  I was a fan and hooked and would do it again in a heartbeat.   

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