9/12/16

Clear blue skies

 Yesterday was a fabulous day for a drive with not a cloud overhead.
We headed to Waverley beach and enjoyed the wonderful sights on the way.




Of course, Mt Taranaki was ever present.

We even saw the Rimutaka Ranges behind the cows!

More Rimutakas in the distance with Kapiti Island (the dark island on the right of the ranges).

Mr Ruapehu kept popping up in the distance.

Just to give you some idea of the distances we could see,
here's a map. We were about an hour from Mt Taranaki.
Both Ruapehu and Rimutaka would be about a 2-hour drive away.




And, now, proof that New Zealand's Maori name 
(Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud) is correct.


26 comments:

abrianna said...

Lambie poohs! That is what we would call Blessings stuffed lamb animals. That shot of the cliffs is gorgeous too.

Margaret Adamson said...

You certainly got a very clear day to take these beautiful shots. I particularly like the two looking down at the waves lapping it

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
This is a delightful series... no faves, love 'em all! YAM xx

jandi said...

these are lovely! have a beautiful day!

Kleine Sternenwolke Annisa said...

Oh what a nice post Betty. The pictures look so wonderful. The photo from the sea is my favourite :-)
Many greetings Andrea

Rhonda Albom said...

What a fantastic day. I coastal photo just under the map is my favourite.

Tom said...

Betty, you live in a beautiful land...thanks for sharing all of these gorgeous views. I love them all. I hope that you will visit again soon.

likeschocolate said...

The lambs are too cute, but stunning photos of such a beautiful country. What a blessing to live in such a beautiful place.
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eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a beautiful place. I love the cute sheep! The countryside and the coastline are beautiful. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Lea said...

I enjoyed seeing the barns, cows, and fences, but the beach scenes are my favorites!
Have a great week!

Jeanna said...

It seems comforting to always have familiar mountains around you. Love the Maori name. Beautiful surf.

Manja A. said...

So schöne Foto's, Betty.
Liebe Grüße, Manja

Christine said...

I believe the lamb in the first shot is smiling at you!
Absolutely gorgeous photos of Aotearoa!

jeannettestgermain said...

The coastal views are just breathtaking, Betty! I smiled, because you haven't shared many "flat" scenes, but guess they're also there in New Zealand! Many thanks for sharing all this gorgeousness (if there is such a word) with SEASONS! Have a lovely week:)

Ida said...

So many wonderful photos. The little lambs were adorable. The mountains are stunning and I just love the shot with the long white cloud at the end.

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Wonderful place and excellent photography.

Jibber JabberUK said...

I love that you have provided a map to show how far away all the features are. They certainly don't look that sort of distance at all. The last photograph is particularly apt.

John said...

I like the two sea coast best - beautiful

Denise inVA said...

Beautiful photos Betty, such lovely scenery and pretty animals. The mountain shot is spectacular.

Marleen said...

Beautiful scenery and wonderful blue skies!

Karen said...

Stunningly beautiful beach! But I enjoyed all the photos of a land I've never seen!

Villrose said...

Beautiful landscape and charming lamb!

genie said...

These pictures and the information you shared with us were so wonderful. We have always loved your country, so seeing this gorgeous scenery was a real treat for our eyes. Loved the shot of the clouds in one long white line. No wonder it was named for them. The mountain shots and sea pictures are beautiful. And those little lambs are so precious. Thanks for such a nice post. genie

Happyone said...

Wow beautiful pictures.
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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love knowing the Maori name for your beautiful country. Based on that picture, it is certainly accurate. The quiet beach is absolutely lovely as is your wonderful Mountain! Beautiful drive.

Amy Franks said...

so nice to be able to get outside now that it's Spring, a good excuse more often to get out with the camera :-)