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A smattering of snow


We had a wonderful day out fishing in our boat today - caught plenty of schnapper and gurnard - enough for all the family. Of course we had fresh fish for dinner tonight. This view of Mount Taranaki with the Kaitake Ranges in the foreground was taken from the boat. A few days ago we had a southerly come through which left quite a coat of snow on our mountain but we have since had a few lovely sunny autumn days and most of the snow has disappeared. It was much to early to have snow on the mountain - hopefully there is more good weather on the way and winter doesn't come too soon.


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