Volcanic White Island
New Zealand (December 2001)
After leaving the Cook Islands, I arrived in
New Zealand where I spent the next two months. The most amazing place
I visited in New Zealand was White Island, a
giant volcanic crater that sits about 20 miles offshore. The tour
was fascinating but after
spending an hour on the island, I could taste a sulfuric crust building up on my lips.
It's an amazing place but I don't think I'd want to be a tour guide here.