Tuesday 13 March 2012
Day 345: Tongoriro
It would be fun to show a photograph of the beginning and end of the Tongoriro crossing and pretend I just did it with my parents! Well actually, we didn't: we just did the section at the beginning over the lower lava fields, drove off to Whakapapa, then drove round to do the bit at the end through the forest!
It wouldn't have been a great day to do the crossing. It was clear, but it was already intensely windy at the lower levels, and rather cold. The last time I really did do it, I thought Antonia would blow away from me and it wasn't as bad as this. So what we did, as an opportunity to look at different kinds of landscapes and botany worked out rather well.