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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

It was much warmer in Tauranga. Finn does a handstand by the glassy estuary.

On the way back we struck fog. We're not used to fog. It's too windy in Wellington most of the time...
And as we drove, it just got thicker and thicker
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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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 !
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!
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.
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.
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...
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!
I hope things are going okay over there xx
Jul. 28th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
Sigh... would love to be there, but really looking forward to Malta!
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