This is the view of Kapiti Island and the Kapiti coast north from above Paekakariki towards Paraparaumu. At this point we were still close to Wellington with quite a few more hours of driving before reaching New Plymouth.
A few photos of the elusive Mt Taranaki, mostly the mountain was covered in cloud, so I was determined to get photos of the few glimpses we managed to see.
|there is a mountain behind those clouds|
first glimpses of snow covered slopes ...
|Stratford mountain road|
|in the clouds at the top of the road up from Stratford|
|finally the top appears|
|a brief time when the clouds part|
The morning was mostly cloudless and we did see and photograph the mountain, later in the morning the clouds rolled on in.
|Te Rewa Rewa bridge|
The visit was way too short and another longer stay is needed.