For those who are wondering how we managed the Tongariro crossing in winter. During winter (and summer) the weather conditions can changed from super nice to I can’t see my buddy anymore in a few seconds. We experienced it as it was super sunny on the morning on the way up and snowing and freezing on the way down ! We didn’t have any particular equipment, but having snow grips is highly recommended as there is some difficulties along the way. We were confident as we knew the track quite well, but some people without equipment decided to turn back after few kilometers. I would say that half of the people we met were on a guided tour (helmet, snow grip, ice axe), the other half on their own, most of them with snow grip and ice axes as it is essential to go on top of the volcano. Something that we didn’t do this time - especially because we learned a few month ago that the Maori community owning the place doesn’t want people to climb on top as it is a sacred place for them !
Love our little breaks to the ocean, the sea makes it all better. I found out that this beach, #Aramoana , means pathway to the sea in #Maori . So here’s the pathway of me quickly running away from the sea so my shoes don’t get wet 😂
Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I have found that it is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Simple acts of kindness and love.
What a wonderfully chilled out weekend that was! After a being away every weekend for 5weeks its been magic to be chilling at home and in the garden, jamming, chatting and watching waynes world 2 🏆
We were even blessed with a short downpour of rain ♥🌧🌈 It's the small things that make the biggest smiles 😊
How was your weekend? What have you been upto? Hope you have had a beautiful time 🌞x