28 September 2013

The central Ruahine Range from Top Maropea hut

The weather wasn't great at Top Maropea hut when I arrived there a bit over a week ago, but late in the afternoon the cloud broke up enough to let the sun through. I sat in the clearing, drank Ali Shan High Mountain GABA Oolong tea, and enjoyed the sight, the solitude, and the sound of the wind roaring in the beeches and hissing in the snow tussocks. Surprisingly, only an occasional gust buffeted me.
[20 September 2013, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 14–45 mm at 23 mm, ISO 200, 1/320 at f16]

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Elephant's Child said...

Ooh and ahh. And thank you.

Zhoen said...

Having some pu er myself. That is such a book illustration, a dark children's fantasy, very Van Allsburg.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
What a backyard! One might consider it a place of transit. But worthy of being a destination all on its own I reckon.

pohanginapete said...

EC, you're welcome. Being in places like that at times like that is bliss.

Zhoen, the Ruahine Range is full of stories of all sorts. Im sure Van Allsburg would do an excellent job of illustrating them — so would Miguel.

Kia ora Robb. I think anywhere beyond Sunrise hut's a destination.

Tim Koppenhaver said...

Excellent shot Pete... and a great description to round out the feeling of the moment.

Take care.


pohanginapete said...

Thank you, Tim :^)