Monday, October 23, 2017

Great Barrier First Island To Be Designated Dark Sky Sanctuary

Via The Telegraph...
This island of steep forested hills, wetlands and sweeping white-sand bays is completely off grid. All the residents are responsible for supplying their own power through solar, wind or gas. There are no billboards or street lights. And the complete lack of light pollution makes for a very sparkly stratosphere. 

We tried like crazy to get there toward the end of our North Island visit, but it was not to be. In 2019 I'm thinking we'll land in Auckland and fly directly there.

The Milky Way, seen from Great Barrier 
Credit: The Renegade Peach Project/Mark Russell

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