Holy smokes, I Live in New Zealand.

Great Barrier Island.
June 18, 2008, 9:51 am
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The weekend of April 25-28 (ANZAC Day in New Zealand) we spent on the Great Barrie Island, a forty-something square kilometre retreat of heavy forest cover, scattered sheep farming, a few villages and a whole lot of nothing in between all that. Problem is, it rained for the first two days, so the only good photos I have are from the patio of the house we rented.

GBI 001

The island is the sixth largest in New Zealand and was subject to similar settlement pressures (mining, logging, etc) but today is largely preserved and a haven for those with the means to escape Auckland easily.  It’s a five hour ferry ride from the city, or a one hour flight.

Full photo album here.