There’s no stopping people sometimes. The date is in the diary, the floats are built and the costumes made or dusted off from last year. Unfortunately someone didn’t organise the weather!

Carnival day in Taupo – New Zealand is provincial, a day of celebration and a time to have fun, not just for the brave wet and cold participants but for the hardened onlookers.

Taking my camera for a walk around the procession started out nice but soon took a turn for the . . . . . soaking!

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