Also had some nice sunrises. Not to skite, but this is what we see in the morning when we awake in winter (well, OK, this is a telephoto shot) but it's almost this big (amazing how the human eye compensates).
Marlborough's Sacred MountainThe peak of Mount Tapuae-o-Uenuku, which can be seen from all over Marlborough - and from parts of Christchurch, Taranaki and Wellington on a clear day, is New Zealand's tallest peak (2885 m) outside the Southern Alps.
The first written reference to the mountain was made on February 7, 1770, by Captain James Cook as he sailed through Cook Strait: "Over this land appeared a Prodigious High Mountain, the summit of which was covered with snow." 6
Pretty awesome eh!