Good Sorts of our Treasured Gulf Islands by Kevin Lidgard
A highlight of our summer cruise was our visit Rotoroa Island and our chance meeting with the Rotoroa Island Trust’s Ranger Glen. As Island Manager, he and his wife Milly look after everything from biosecurity to welcoming visitors off the ferry and guided walks.
Brigitte and I had paid our $5 visitor fee and were strolling around Rotoroa commenting on how well maintained the paths and buildings appeared to be when we happened across Glen checking the island's water supply. For the next half-hour, we were absorbed in an inspiring conversation. We were captivated by the vision and purpose Glen articulated for Rotoroa. Glen’s passion is about 'connecting people with nature.