Many years ago, in the days when New Zealand was a very young country,Mt Taranaki stood in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand, a bold young man.Nearby were Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro. Taranaki fell in love with pretty Mt Pihanga, and had many battles with Mt Ngauruhoe to win her heart.
There was a very heated battle, and Ngauruhoe finally won. Taranaki was banished to the west, and made a lonely trek to the final place where he rests to this day. He left a trail of tears, forming the Whanganui River.
Mt Ngauruhoe, Tongariro National Park ,North Island, New Zealand
Mt Tongariro, Tongariro National Park, North Island( photo courtesy of the Internet)
Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park,, North Island
Mt Taranaki, or Mt Egmont, Egmont National Park,North Island
Quotation of the day, from Sir Edmund Hillary,
( Mt Everest, 29th May, 1953)
“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves”
Greetings from Jean