Stunning mountains here at Kaikoura remind me of how much Te Waipounamu differs from Te Ika Maui:
Mountains for one are proper mountains here.
In Wellington, we only have hills.
Here, mountains reach for the sky,
They actually look as if they're coming from the heavens above,
Dwarfing everything around them,
Including my heart and putting it in utter awe.
And for this reason I like Te Waipounamu on cloudy days.
The clouds enhance the dramatic beauty of the mountains and elevate them to the sky above.
They appear like masters between sky & land.
We are but miniscule existence around them.
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