22, 23 & 24 april // easter roadtrip!

24 Apr

easter roadtrips are becoming a little bit of a tradition for us. maybe because it’s the last long weekend before winter really hits so, since i moved here, we’ve been trying to ensure we do something fun to say “see you later” to good weather. we didn’t exactly have brilliant weather for the entire roadtrip this year but it didn’t matter – we still enjoyed every second of it.

it started with a 3am start for a long drive to get to where we’d get on a boat… to an active marine volcano. i’d been meaning to do this for about 3 years so it was awesome to finally step on the island and see all the steaming and bubbling that constantly happens over there.

Here’s what the ground of the volcano looked like:

we then returned to safe land and made our way around the east cape – and what a bloody long way it is! we stopped at the lighthouse and climbed all the 750 steps to get to the top of it! Here I was, at step number 150, already considering going back to the car:

I’m glad I didn’t give up, though, because the view from up there was stunning. We spent a few minutes admiring the view… well, catching our breath, really.

We then walked along a really long and old pier that had lots of bits missing and didn’t exactly make me feel safe.

before returning home, i remembered that, last year, i had posted a photo of the lindt bunny i took on the roadtrip with me and, since i had another one this year, i thought i’d post the same photo. call it another little tradition, if you will.

and that’s it. we’re back home and it’s pouring down with rain outside. see you later, good weather!



4 Responses to “22, 23 & 24 april // easter roadtrip!”

  1. Megan April 26, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    LOVE! Loved the pics on facebook too!!! 🙂

  2. Stacey April 26, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    Yaye, looks like great fun! See you after work tomorrow oxox

  3. julochka April 26, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    love those shoes! are they chucks?

    • v. April 26, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

      nope, they’re rocket dog. new to me but pre-loved by a friend who’s just moved overseas. i guess it’s the upside of friends with the same shoe size as you moving overseas and wanting to get rid of some of their stuff 😉

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