27 April 2011

NZ Roadtrippin

I had plenty of thinking time available on the 5 hour journey to the Naki (Taranaki) over Easter weekend. And I decided that taking a road trip in NZ is a unique event. So I came up with a selection of NZ roadtrippin facts. Fellow Kiwis you should identify with one or two of these!

You know you're on a road trip in NZ when....


Hot air balloons appear out of a field in the middle of nowhere


Pony poo is advertised on the side of the road



A majestic mountain decides to grace you with its presence for the journey. And then proceeds to hide itself completely for the rest of the weekend.




Jet trails light up the sky in every which direction


You count no less than 15 milk tankers on the way


Following one for miles…


And miles……


And miles……


And still more miles....



The roads are mostly one lane and windy


So when you see signs like these it's cause for instant celebration


And where I come from people hugging larger than life plastic cows don’t seem at all out of place


And every sleepy town you pass through looks a little like the one before.


Welcome to my world!

Disclaimer: if there is any doubt in your mind that I may not have enjoyed this road trip, think again. It was lush - that is, compared to the 5.5 hour return journey in torrential rain with an extra half an hour stuck in the long weekend traffic returning to Wellington.


Yup, I'll take cows and milk tankers and windy country roads any day thanks!

10 comments :

jacksta said...

Sucky as following milk tankers! That is so wierd that the mountain disappeared like that for the rest of the weekend.
Thanks for the pics. Getting out and seeing more of NZ is definitely on the to do list...one day...when the kids can manage driving past Auckland!

Kathleen said...

That sneaky mountain...my grandparents lived in Stratford when I was a kid, and I swear sometimes I was there for a week & didn't see it (and they had the most magnificent view of the whole mountain from their kitchen window!) ;) Gorgeous pics, I especially love the cow hugging photo!

Tracey said...

WOW - you are obviously putting your new camera to good use - stunning pics.

Gail said...

Mt Taranaki is magical aye?

Lovely photos - gosh you are talented! So NZ!

PaisleyJade said...

haha - love it! Isn't NZ unique!! My husband hates being behind trucks so sometimes won't even let us stop for a loo break because he's too afraid they will take over again!!

Little Sabine said...

Suddenly i feel like a glass of milk ;D

Fantastic pics, i love taranaki. Go the new camera!

Anonymous said...

beautiful!
I loved that.
You country is so inviting...
love seeing that new toy of yours get some good use!
gorgeous images M!

love and light

About Last Weekend said...

Oh I love this post - and the pictures are stunning! we just saw the same pony poo, on the way from Wellington to Rototua - isn't that the best road trip, I loved it - so much to see. I did a little post on Bulls too which is the most hilarious little town!

Renee @ Butterfly Kisses & Fairy Wishes - The Memoirs of a Mother said...

Great post - nothing like a good ole kiwi road trip - great idea to take photos along the way!!!

Penny said...

Beautiful photos Meg! Sometimes I forget that it's you who's taking them, feels a bit like a calander or something...sounds a bit strange, you know what I mean ha ha meant to be a compliment to your photography skills!
A late happy Easter to you x

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