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Title borrowed from John Denver’s famous song.
Another from Great Barrier Island New Zealand series – this is the main road on the Island and we are at the top of the hill heading south from Port Fitzroy. It looks like Heather has gone and left me at the side of the road as that’s our 4 × 4 Toyota Hilux disappearing round the corner…..lol ! As the picture shows, the road was gravel but has now been sealed. Even now, the roads are still quite precarious and very narrow with a steep drop on one side and a high cliff on the other. In the days before seal you could usually tell a local Barrier vehicle – the left hand front mudguard was often damaged as the rule of the road was – if you met a vehicle on a blind corner the vehicle on the inside dropped into the water table ( ditch ) to avoid a collision. Sealed roads have meant more traffic as now quite often, tourists bring their own vehicles to the Island via vehicular ferry.
PENTAX – 30n 35mm film SLR, Scanned and digitised.