Wednesday, April 23, 2008

View from the top .. and bottom

df and I have been having a little break in the Tongariro National Park in the central North Island. We took a chair lift ride up Mt Ruapehu ...

... and then, feeling full of the joys of the beautiful sunshine ... puffed, panted, slipped and scrambled our way up to a ridge where we were rewarded with views like this.



Clever us!
After a freezing ride back down we looked up, and there was Mount Ngauruhoe glowing red in the light from the setting sun.

Mountains are mystical places ... so someone must have said. They are right.

6 Comments:

Blogger megz_mum said...

Beautiful photos!

6:09 PM  
Blogger Rosie said...

the roof of the world

8:24 AM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

Spectacular! Lovely photos.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Omykiss said...

Welcome megz_mum ... it was beautiful.

hello rosie and maggie may ... it was a very nice trip ... spectacular views .. and we were so lucky .. the next two days ... after we did the climb the mountain was closed because of bad weather!

9:06 PM  
Blogger Pearl said...

Wow , gorgeous view. The walk was worth it. I love being above the clouds. We saw similar views at Mount Washington.

2:20 AM  
Blogger Omykiss said...

hello pearl .. thanks for dropping by .. I have to go look up mount washington now ... my american geography is bad ... very bad :(

9:58 PM  

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