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Windy Welly – Derniers jours sur l’île du Nord

Windy Welly – Derniers jours sur l’île du Nord

C’est un lundi midi que je quitte la Prison de Napier et sa joyeuse équipe. Le cœur lourd et apeuré, je me fais conduire par Selena jusqu’à Levin. 3 heures de route. Arrivée à Levin, l’Italian Lover m’attend. Avec des fleurs. On passera quelques jours à Levin, chez son amie Menny qui m’accueillera les bras ouverts dans sa maison. L’occasion pour nous de travailler quelques heures dans la ferme de myrtilles de Garreth, histoire de gagner un peu d’argent avant d’aller à Wellington.

VOLUNTEERING ON A BOAT FOR A WEEK

VOLUNTEERING ON A BOAT FOR A WEEK

When we reach the boat, well it’s obvious that we have to transfer ourselves and all my stuff from one boat to another. That’s when my balance got it all wrong. My feet are pushing away the little motor boat while I’m trying my best to hold on to the Tranquillity’s platform. Inevitably, at some point it’s all going wrong. I can’t manage to lift myself onto the platform, and my feet are restlessly trying to find something to hold onto, but there’s nothing, I already pushed the motor boat too far away…

AUCKLAND DAYTRIP #3 - RANGITOTO ISLAND

AUCKLAND DAYTRIP #3 - RANGITOTO ISLAND

The more I was reading about Rangitoto Island, the more intrigued I was. Rangitoto is the youngest volcanic island in the Auckland region. Its name means Bloody Sky in Maori. The beaches are made of black volcanic sand. The island hosts the biggest Pohutakawa forest in the world. No one lives on the island, except the birds. It was declared “Predator Free” indeed in 2011 as to encourage endemic species of birds to proliferate.
And it only takes a 20 minutes ferry-ride from Auckland to get there. So, let’s go!