Posts Tagged ‘clouds’

Long and winding road to Dharmshala

April 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Shimla to Dharmshala is about 160 miles – it took 10 hours of solid driving on single track rough roads to cross the various mountains. With 3 kids, that is like torture, but they all managed admirably in the end. Luckily watching the scenery change, the clouds and thunderstorms roll through and then the sun coming out over the rain drenched tea plantations was better than watching TV. It was still a long way though.

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Mount Taranaki Volcano – perfect place for a curry

November 26, 2011 Leave a comment

We decided to drive up from  Whanganui to Mount Taranaki in one go with brief stops; it was the right thing to do as the landscape in comparison to the south island is pretty unremarkable. On the map, the volcano that is Taranaki looks immense, but no matter how far we were getting through the dairy laden landscape (why is cheese so expensive here?), the volcano would never come into sight – the low cloud shrouding the mountain.

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