Mount Tongariro, that erupting volcano

It hasn't been dull ... not at all, since we arrived in New Zealand just 5 days ago.

Christine and Peter Kirker made sure we had the most delicious taste of Auckland before we headed off on that roadtrip, bound for their city, the capital called Wellington.

Sights seen and foods tasted along the way upheld the standard of extraordinary roadtrip.

And so it was, on that fabulous journey, I was able to photograph my first volcanic eruption. Safely roadside but spectacular nontheless ... Mount Tongariro.