Photographer's Note

This is the view from Murrays Bay over the shiny waters of the Hauraki Gulf. The distance from Murrays Bay to the island in the background, Motutapu, is about 5 miles or 8 kilometres, and I was quite pleased how it has come out in the photo. It doesn't always look so clear.

Motutapu is a large loaf shaped island of rolling grassed hills, some 15 km northeast from Auckland. The name translated means sacred island. It is now a farmed reserve within the Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park. On the north side of the island are ex-military barracks of World War II that are now used by the Auckland Outdoor Education Association as accommodation for school and children’s groups as part of outdoor pursuits and field trips.

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