There was supposed to be snow.
North of Upper Hutt there is an area called the Plateau, and it can usually be relied upon to be a few degrees colder than other parts of the Hutt Valley, especially in Winter conditions such as we have had for the last few days. Sadly, though I drove into the reserve to the Tunnel Gully area, there was no snow except up near the summit of Mt Climie. I was left trying to eke a photograph from the contrast between the eucalypts and the drifting Southerly drizzle.
On Plateau Rd, the sound of the Mangaroa Road was audible inside the car so a brief stop was made to see what was possible with that. It was well above its normal flow.
A detour through the Mangaroa Valley gave me a distant view of the residual snow on the tops beyond the pleasant pastoral scenery down on the flat. Frustration all round, but I suppose that trying to present the ordinary in the best way possible is a challenge.
That’s all for now.
* Friedrich Nietzsche