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Brrrrrr at night and lightly frosty this morning. Very brrr when we started walking around planning our day.
We caught a ferry along the coast to look at the Abel Tasman National Park from the water then disembarked in Awaoroa on the beach.
From the beach we hiked up and down the mountains, along the coast and inland all the time travelling south thru the park. We had a picnic lunch stop on the beach in one ...
... were small displays but apparently they were spectacular the afternoon before at high tide. Trevor and Larraine saw them then and got very wet watching the display. Sneaky, but they had hoped the same may happen to us today!
Most of the day was then spent travelling from Punakaiki to Kaiteriteri, from the West Coast up thru the mountains to Abel Tasman National Park in the north.
We did take time for a lunch stop ...
... nine so we all topped ourselves up and stayed outside having a drink. They gave us plastic cups and took away our glasses so we still didn't leave but eventually got the hint at half eleven when they turned off the outside lights and left us in the pitch black. After a quick stargaze we went to bed. The next morning we went down to the beach for a swim and chilled out whilst other people went kayByeeee
Emma and ...
... which are used by tourists to explore the Abel Tasman National Park.
We took a walk along the beginning of The Abel Tasman Track.
The cicadas were so loud that we couldn't hear ourselves talk so we left the track and began to walk back along the beach where we met a quail family and some young oyster catchers...very sweet..their enormous beaks look as if they are going ...
... tidal crossing as well within 2 hours of low tide. Once we arrived- the sun came out! It was boiling, so off with the waterproofs and on with the sun cream. The walk along the coastline was stunning, golden beaches and thick rainforest. We didn't come across many other hikers (though apparently in the summer it's packed) and the walk was fairly gentle with just a few steep climbs. Despite ...