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The rain poured and poured some more last night in Murchison and was still pouring when we got up. We stopped at the little local museum to kill some time before getting on the road; absolutely fascinating exhibits and items of the little mining town and its devastation in an earthquake in the 1920s (I think NZ has more earthquakes than CA). Our destination today was Motueka on the Gold Coast ...
Greetings once more from the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Hopefully this blog will be slightly shorter than the last, but no less enjoyable. This entry covers our 5 days in the Abel Tasman National Park (it's a tiny bit late ...) Abel Tasman may be one of New Zealand's smallest national parks but by my reckoning (and many others) it is certainly one of the most stunning. The coastal track is one of New Zealand's nine Great Walks and takes between ...
... by captain Cook in the 17 hundreds. The beach is beautiful, dotted with those big rocks that jaut out of the water and create a natural barrier, a colony of fur seals , made it their home between the big rocks and the beach. There are many smaller rocks and lagoons , which is a nice safe haven for them. There is a wooden walking trail high above the colony, so you can stand and watch them swim, play and fight for their space on the rocks. ...
... 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 ...
... also arrived and joined us for the BBQ. After the BBQ we went inside had played a game of Qwirkle. what was not a game for me as I couldn't win from Bob and Ingrid :(
The next day we decided to go for a walk as the wind (weather) was not allowing to kayak, we walked with the four of us (Diana, John, Ingrid and I) to Separation point, what was a approx 7 ...