As I walked to the top of Mt Eden in Auckland today, I reveled in the feeling of being in the country in the middle of the city.
NZ is on a fault line which means that we have a lot of volcanoes. Mt Eden is one of them. Years ago Auckland was right smack over the hotspot of the fault line which means we were right in the path of any new volcanoes forming.
As such we have around 50 inactive (extinct?) volcanoes around our beautiful city.
So as I wandered along the paths and reached the top to the most amazing view, I decided to climb each volcano in Auckland.
I came home and found a site that listed all the volcanoes in Auckland. Some are not mountains. Some are basins. But I'm going to walk around them too.
And yes, I've actually already climbed about 30-40% of them, but I'm going to start from scratch and do every one. Even if I've climbed it before.
I feel really excited about this and when I talked to the family they were keen too. Matt wants to do them ALL with me. Which kinda restricts when I can do this. But I think it'll be fun to do together.
Anyway, I wondered if anyone else is keen? You can either come along with me (and Matt) when I make my journeys, or just join in the fun in your own time.
Everytime I climb one, I'm going to tick it off my list. One ticked off today. Mt Eden. Yay!