Monday, July 13, 2009

A touch of NZ scenery

While up visiting my daughter in Inglewood, we went for a drive up the mountain. I am drawn to the mountains like a magnet, lol. Every morning while I was there I had to get up and look out the window at the mountain, to check if it was still there and see what it looked like. As if it might shift south a bit!
We went for a short walk while we were on the mountain and then went further up to the visitor centre.
The wee building above used to be the toll house for the mountain road. You had to pay to use the road, which in turn kept the road maintained. These days you don't have to pay to use the road, and I think you can stay in (hire) this little house.

It was lovely blue sky when we entered the national park. When we got to the visitor centre we could only just make out the mountain. It was drizzling and very cold.
In the other direction it was a complete white-out. The cloud appeared thick and murky. We should have been able to see the sea!
However when we turned around there was the mountain, in all it's beauty!
Beautiful and dangerous!


Jacq said...

Looks like a wonderful trip and the pictures are great.

Margaret said...

awesome pics DP! sigh...

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

WOW, as gorgeous as the pics are it must be truly fantastic in real life!!!