sunset over Taranaki
a night time peak with star trails
a wall of rain we watched come in from the ocean. (missed us!)
Our free site for the night right on the rocky beach
a cliff-side site overlooking the ocean.
the waves were crazy big and smashing into rocks in a cool way.
“It looks so foamy and smooth, I want to touch it.”
candle’s lit at Christmas at the Bowl in New Plymouth
Trying to warm up in Mt. Taranaki’s cold rainy weather.
A cool tunnel on a short hour hike on Mt. Taranaki
started from the bottom, now we are here.
There were ladders on the trail!
Part of our four hour hike up the volcano
“are we there yet?” No. Not even close.
Beautiful star and peak pic
More gorgeous stars!
The peak of our short (2 hr.) hike. The 4 hour one went a little above the plateaus in the background
rocks known as “the three sisters” There were four, so we were confused.
a rock known as “the elephant”
close up of “the elephant” not so elephant like now..
This is how we write things
Cool falls we found behind a farm. Very unexpected.
cool rickety bridge on a hike to the falls! Max of 2 people allowed
Mt. Taranaki breakfast!
On a beach near Taranaki
Christmas in the Bowl. A yearly Christmas program in New Plymouth that we attended with our buddy Caleb.
Christmas at the Bowl