just a 20-minute ferry ride from the orapiu wharf (at the other end of waiheke island) is rotoroa island. it’s owned by the salvation army and, up until 2005, it was an alcohol & drug rehabilitation centre. now, thanks to a very generous philanthropist, it’s a sanctuary and accessible to the public.
we took the boat over yesterday morning and had a fabulous day wandering the island, swimming, picnicking & taking in the amazing views across the hauraki gulf. we scrambled around the rocks from mens bay to ladies bay, rested in the long grass by the north tower and we swam, then took shelter, under a majestic pohutukawa at miu miu bay. i said wow a lot. and soaked up my fair share of sunshine.
this morning was our last HIIT session for the year and it feels great to be leaving 2014 the fittest and healthiest (mentally and physically) i’ve been for a very long while. it’s been an interesting, challenging & amazing year and i am grateful for it all.
happy new year to you, friends – i hope 2015 is an amazing one for you