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Journey to the "Leap of Doom"
29 October 2009
Grey light was seeping into the bay at Owenga when we pulled up in the truck. The boat, the Acheron, was eased out into the waves by tractor and we were away into a sloppy, choppy following sea. An hour and a half of pitching and rolling across Pitt Strait was almost enough to bring my raisin toast back out to meet me but suddenly we were rounding Pitt Island and here we were: on Rangatira.
All our gear came next, the waterproof buckets hurled one by one from the bow. We had arrived on the Black Robin’s island, our home for the next 10 weeks.