Goat Island

Day 65, Wednesday 25 October 2017

I went to Goat Island Marine Reserve today with a group of North Harbour Ulyssians. This was the first Marine Reserve in New Zealand, and it’s a lovely spot for a picnic.

Goat Island is a common name for an island just offshore which is capable of supporting a population of goats. Goats are released on the island to provide food for sailors who might subsequently be marooned there. I’m not sure if there ever were goats on this particular island, but there aren’t now.

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Distance travelled: 252 km. Total distance so far: 9568 km

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