After a restful week in Auckland with Dot’s sister Mary and husband Tony it was time to make the final flight back to Wellington. Tony took time out from his busy schedule to run us to the airport and we were there with plenty of time to spare but with flying it’s no use leaving things to the last minute.
A good flight down the West Coast gave us a good view of Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu, (both active volcanos) with a good coating of snow. Even though the countryside was covered by cloud the mountains stood out proud and tall. Mount Ruapehu is the home of the North Island ski fields.
Flying into Wellington over Cook Strait we spotted a couple of the Interisland ferries travelling between Wellington in the North Island to Picton in the South Island before touching down to a smooth landing. Dot’s son Brent had taken a couple of hours off to come and pick us up rather than mess around with the airport bus back to the Hutt Valley.