The higher altitude suits my mood at least for a day or two I’m not missing the ocean or the salty sea breeze there is a clarity to the air here I feel high on its vibe gliding down the snow cloaked slopes riding the volcano with a smile from my heart I feel so […]
We’ve had such a blast this winter! For the first time we bought ski season passes for Mt Ruapehu for the whole family – giving us freedom to ski on both sides of the mountain, at Whakapapa and Turoa ski-fields. It’s really great to be able to access the snow in under four hours, driving […]
High above the tree line, the dragon lay – cairns of old fire-bombed rock marked our way. The ground, devoid of life, was tough to walk. We clambered over boulders, with little talk. The crater lake lay hidden out of sight – its dormant rim ridged with glacial ice. Smoking fumaroles emitted steam and dust […]
The detox is now over (from booze, blogging and other unmentionables!). The flu is behind us. We had a fabulous week on the road in this beautiful country. Wellington is a great city and we often don’t feel like we need a holiday; but when we get on the road we realize how much we […]
CREDIT: Lion Foundation Rescue Helicopter LAHAR VISIBLE: In this shot taken over Mt Ruapehu by helicopter one of the lahars from the eruption can be clearly seen. Visit Stuff.co.nz for news on the Ruapehu eruption.