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... though) and one called Bark Bay. The first beach was two big sand strips parallel from each other and it was so pretty but super windy. The second beach was a beach with a little island close by causing there to be a nice calm pool of water in the middle. I am so glad that we went to Abel Tasman because it was so much fun and so pretty. We even ended up returning for a second day on our own.
Jen- After a month and a half of being on the road (!) with just the 5 of ...
... had previously experienced at Abel Tasman but hey! everyone appeared to be having a good time. We then drove along the coast road titled the " ruby scenic drive ". To be honest the scenery, although very pretty, was not as awesome as we had become used to. I guess this is because the countryside was flatter and had the mountains as a backdrop and not actually in amongst them. We arrived at Mapua and went to the wharf which is the centre for the area for boating ...
... been introduced on the mainland. We land on a beach, we are the only ones here.
Lunch eaten and rain jackets on, we continue paddling around the island. As we reach we western side of the island we reach a seal colony. Seals and pups, laze on the rocks, some play in the water. Again, it's nice to see them like this, just us on the kayak and them not being disturbed. The sea on this side of the island has large swells though. Wave after wave and swell after swell we are ...
... we had a few drinks and got to know the 19 year old from Bavaria. She mentioned her desire to do the Abel Tasman trek, a 3-5 day hike through the Abel Tasman National Park not far from where I was going to be staying in Takaka, and I was very much intrigued. She was looking for someone to do it with, and I thought:
"Yeah, I would totally do it with you."
But that's a story for another ...
... of precise plans, I am not restricted by expectations and I’m free to indulge myself in spontaneity – follow my instincts about people and places on a whim. Sometimes my instincts are wrong and they’ve occasionally led me awry, but never without a lesson learned. Some of the best decisions of my life have been the result of spontaneous decision or of trusting a gut feeling. After all, that’s what brought me here, to New Zealand, but also ...