Left Palmerston on Friday afternoon about 3:00 for a wonderful drive up to New Plymouth, a town billed as the best place to live in New Zealand. I stopped along the way in a small town Patea to see the quaint church and the coastal beach with overlook. The cliffs remind me of the Cliffs of Mohr in Ireland. Mount Taranaki is just breathtaking---majestically rising to the heavens. It is still snow capped and beautiful.