Crystal Clear Water
Trip Start Jan 11, 2011
15Trip End Jul 01, 2011
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Yesterday (Sunday the 16th), Sonja and Brendon were so nice again to take me to Abel Tasman National Park. It was about an hours drive from Tahunanui but took us a little longer because we made some stops. We made a very important stop on our way there in a town called Motueka for some ice cream! And let me tell you, all dairy products are AMAZING in NZ! The ice cream especially! New Zealanders have this wonderful idea of putting vanilla ice in a special machine with fresh berries (which are also amazing this time of year in Nelson) to make fresh berry ice cream that is to die for! I had mixed berry ice cream which was raspberries, boysonberries, and blackberries. Yummy! It was so smooth!
After our bellies were full of ice cream well before noon, we started our trip to the national park again
I stayed in the water for about 15 minutes. I was cooled down and ready for some lunch
Then we made the trek back to the car, and on our way home we stopped at two fruit stands. There are fruit stands everywhere, and the fruit i so fresh!!! We got a bag of cherries, pears, and apples. So good!!! :)
Something that really struck me during my adventures to Abel Tasman, was the tide difference that occurs here in Nelson. When the tide goes out here there are whole bays that drain! And then those bays fill right back up in the matter of a day! AMAZING!!!! That just blue my mind. Sometimes even the tide goes out so quickly and with so much volume that people can jump in at some places and be taken out to a larger body of water just by the momentum of the draining water! Just crazy!
Well that's it for now, tomorrow is my first day at the vet clinic...