Thanks once again to Sue over at A Word In Your Ear for another great ‘word a week challenge’, this time with the theme – Mountains. The most beautiful mountains I have seen were in New Zealand, a country formed by the collision of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates. This collision resulted in stunning mountain ranges and beautiful volcanoes. Crown Ranges – Wanaka, New Zealand
Hang gliders over The Remarkables – Queenstown, New Zealand
Our Tiger-moth scenic tour over The Crown Ranges – Wanaka, NZ
Unfortunately it was summer when we were in New Zealand, so this was the best shot I could get of the Franz Joseph glacier – Southern Alps, NZ
The Remarkables – Queenstown
Sunset over Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu, Taupo, NZ. Mt Ruapehu is one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and the largest active volcano in New Zealand.
On our early morning flight home to Australia, we were lucky enough to watch the sunrise over the Southern Alps from the window of the plane. The tips of the Alps appeared to be swimming on a lake of cloud.