Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Rangitoto Island is a dormant volcano in the middle of the Hauraki Gulf. It is a 25 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, and my friend and I climbed it today! Then we missed the ferry, so we wandered around for 2 hours. I have tracked as 2 hours walking and 1 hour hiking, which gave me 800 calories. That seems reasonable!
OMG on the ferry!
Rangitoto from the ferry
Me with Rangi in the background
Bit of a view through the pohutukawa trees
Most of the island is just lava rock. Amazing the plants have adapted to survive here!
Red, volcanic dirt
View from the top (look better when not shrunk for spark!)
At the top!
Near where the ferry leave from
Random pretty photos
At the end I laid in the shade, waiting for the ferry to come. I am SO exhausted, but so glad I went. It was a lovely day, filled with so many moments that made me love my city a little more. I am very lucky to live where I do, it is a paradise!