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After dropping Doug at the airport, Alice, Davis and Natalie headed off to Nelson Lakes National Park. We spent the night in St. Arnaud, located about an hour and a half south of Nelson at the edge of Lake Rotoiti. The next day, the weather was beautiful (a bit of a novelty so far this vacation!!), so we decided to head off on a tramp.
Our last blog was written while we sat outside in hot sunshine. This blog was written while hiding next to a wood fire watching a wet snowstorm. How did we get here, you ask?
After our Abel Tasman adventures and a couple days in sunny Nelson, we returned to Picton and did a few more days of work at The Villa. This gave us the chance to meet up with some Canadian friends who were in the area, and to say goodbye to Picton. Then, as ...
... and looked up at a beautiful night sky. We talked about traveling. We talked about different outdoor brands that Europe has that America doesn't, and vice versa. I learned more about Jonny. He is an avid mountain climber and enjoys the tall, snow peaked ones that need special equipment. He climbed Ruapehu in Tongariro National Park while he has been in New Zealand. He also has climbed Mt Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe. Really cool dude! Random Fact: The tides in ...
... We had done that trip last time we were here but the weather was overcast and it was really cold at the time. But I didn't really want to spend an entire day on a sailboat. So the compromise was: half day kayaking, then a short walk across the hill to Anchorage where we would take the sailboat back to Kaiteriteri. Done!
Next up: how about some dinner? Fat Tui just around the corner? That's right! Let's go get us a hamburger!
... but were told there had been more spottings over the last few days.
When we reached Marahau bay our driver hooked the water taxi onto a tractor and pulled the boat out of the water, towing us (still in the boat) back to the water taxi office. We treated ourselves to a Mars bar and sweets before flagging down the coach liner at 12:30. The driver kindly let us on, as we had been due to get the later 4:00pm bus. He couldn't guarantee us a space all the way to Nelson, ...