Some photos from the family album, after their trip to the South Island in 2011.
This is how it began, rough water in the Cook Straight.
Lake Wanaka, a beautiful area. This appears to be propped up, in fact you can rotate it , by a hand worked crank
Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes , on the West Coast, Spectacular on a high tide when there is a westerly swell coming in.
The Kea , in the South Island, is well known to be social, inquisitive, and will try to take your belongings if they are left out.
I am not sure which lake this is, but popular for Ice Skating when totally solid ice.
Finally two of my own photos, the first taken in July 2004, Mt Ngauruhoe, an active stratovolcano or composite cone.It is 2291 metres high ( 7156 feet), and has had activity 45 times in the 20th Century. It is around 2,500 years old, the youngest of the three volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park.
This is the view from Waihohonu Hut, we did a one day tramp there in January, 2012
Quotation of the day from John Muir
“ Climb the mountains and get their good tidings”
Greetings from Jean