Flying Down the North Island



New Zealand really kicks some freaken ass. People here really are more laid back, I've hit some awesome weather, clean, green, damn tasty food, you get the picture.

I've had meetings in Tauranga and Wellington so far for work and I managed to get some cool snaps of the country side as I was flying between the cities and back to Hamilton. Check em out!

Part of Lake Taupo:

Mount Ruapehu (under cloud), Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Tongariro (from left to right, I think, someone correct me if I'm wrong!):

Some cool looking lake:

A typical little New Zealand town (don't know which one, but south of Mount Ruapehu, PLEASE let me know the name if you do!):

Circling around to land at Wellington:

Here's a short vid of what it's like to land at Wellington airport. Landing at Wellington is quite the experience. As you gaze out the window you start getting closer and closer to the water and just before you think you’re gonna land in the sea, the tarmac whips underneath you and you touch down (on youTube):

Here's why New Zealand is called the land of the long white cloud (after taking off from Wellington heading to Hamilton)

Here's Mount Egmont. Some people not quite in the know will call it Mount Taranaki, but everyone looks down on people who call such a sweet mountain by that name):

Mount Ruapehu off to the left under the plane wing:

And although this isn't from a plane, I thought I'd put this snap in from my parents castle, taken at 7pm anyway (just to show off the sort of weather I've been having):

And that's all for now! 

By Tony Baker: email