We awoke this morning to freezing temperatures but how beautiful the place looked under a very heavy frost. Sorry I forgot to get the camera out. It is the coldest we have had here but was followed by a lovely sunny day. Hardly a cloud in the sky and it didn't take long to warm up. The Tongariro Crossing was open again today and we had 6 brave souls catching the shuttle up to the track at 7.15pm this morning. Rather them than me! The recent snow levels on the mountain have now receded and the crossing is clear until the next snowfall.