We have been home barely a week when news hit the airwaves about Mt Tongariro erupting once again. The mountain crossing had not been re-opened very long after the last eruption just 2 months ago. With the beautiful weather today many tramper’s including a school group had ventured up onto the mountain to do 19.5km crossing only to receive an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately the Tongariro Crossing is a big tourism draw card for the region and will affect many businesses in the area. Time will tell as to how long the crossing will remain closed this time.
Since our return home last week we have been busy as beavers helping friends with last week-ends National Rose show here in Levin. We were presented with some of the exhibits after the show for our efforts. Some exhibitors had travelled from as far away as Invercargill in the South and Whangerei in the North. We have managed to grab a couple of days to ourselves to do some more unpacking but we still have a way to go. Along the way we have been making some plans about alterations we would like to make in the near future and what we are going to do with the garden. A visit to Palmers Garden Centre at Plimmerton has resolved some of the gardening idea’s.