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Four Seasons In One Day...

While Christy has her memory chip in the PC I'll show you a couple of her pics from our journey last week
Here is Mt Ngauruhoe covered in snow
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It was much warmer in Tauranga. Finn does a handstand by the glassy estuary.
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On the way back we struck fog. We're not used to fog. It's too windy in Wellington most of the time...
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And as we drove, it just got thicker and thicker
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Then we arrived in Taupo and it was all gone! Weird weather driving around NZ. Four seasons in one day indeed.

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microjotz
Jul. 26th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Lovely mountains and lake. Driving in the fog always worries me.Can never be sure if the other drivers will be cautious too !
natesmountain
Jul. 26th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Hi :-))
-Driving in the fog always worries me.Can never be sure if the other drivers will be cautious too !
Oh yeah, and that's compounded by tourists who come here and are used to driving on the right hand side of the road!
moth2fic
Jul. 27th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
We drive through seasons on the the way to and from Portugal - Portugal is about three months ahead of northern UK in terms of trees, leaves, fruit etc. and it's fascinating charting crop and forest growth as you drive south - or north. Of course weatherwise we often get all the seasons in one day in Manchester without going anywhere - just stand in the back garden and it will all happen...

Your fog photos are very impressive. I didn't know you drove on the left like us. There's mist in the valleys in Portugal almost every morning and we're usually above it - Colin has taken some lovely photos so I'll try to get them online - I'm sorting out your churches at the moment.
natesmountain
Jul. 27th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
*sigh* driving through Portugal... I was thinking about Germany the other day while looking at some photos with Christy and wishing we could have one more trip to Wiesbaden... or anywhere I guess. But I remember Wiesbaden so absolutely perfectly!

Ooh churches *g* how exciting!

We don't get that whole tree-leaf-fall-winter-bareness-new-growth-in-spring thing. Most of our trees, especially the native ones, are evergreen, and so we don't really get much of the autumn colours or spring shoots around here. I think they do down south where there are more imported trees from the northern hemisphere.

I suspect weather in Manchester can be really interesting. It sure is in Wellington, too. Just a wind change from north to south and whoa!!! It can be wild.
vivh
Jul. 27th, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
Lovely photos, especially the mountain - thanks for sharing... Your roadtrips always make me vaguely homesick, hearing about and seeing sights so familiar yet so far away...
natesmountain
Jul. 27th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, our roads and surrounds definitely have a distinctive Kiwi look, huh. How about this one? It was some kind of historic Maori site in the middle of nowhere behind the mountains!
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I hope things are going okay over there xx
vivh
Jul. 28th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
Sigh... would love to be there, but really looking forward to Malta!
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