I have found that it always pays to take the camera along for a road trip - you never know what you are going to see. Derrick and I drove to Auckland on Saturday, then back home on Sunday - whew! a lot of driving in a van AND towing a furniture trailer. As we drove along the Desert Road, the cloud cleared from around Mounts Ruapehu and Ngaruahoe. This year there hasn't been much snow on the lower slopes, but these photos show the perfect day for being on the snow! I have even placed it on the Flickr map.
Mt Ruapehu, the Sacred mountain and active volcano, central North Island, New Zealand.
Mt Ngaruahoe, active volcano, central North Island, New Zealand.