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.