Trip Start May 20, 2010
195Trip End Sep 05, 2011
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Day : 193
Temperature : 23 degrees
Weather : Sunny with a slight breeze
We left Abel Tasman after a brief break to recover from the exertions of our walk, and arrived at Farewell Spit a few hours later. As the name suggests, Farewell Spit is a spit of sand that extends over 30km into the sea off the north eastern edge of the island. Tourists can walk the first couple of kilometres, the remaining section is designated a wildlife reserve and all visitors must be part of an official tour.
We found a great place by a river to park Harold and we took a walk out to the dunes for sunset
Anyway, the following morning we woke at the ridiculous time of 5.30am…yes, I know. What are we doing?! But we had to get up for sunrise…best time of day for photos! We walked further down the sand spit this time and were amazed to come across even more sand dunes! They stretched for miles. What an amazing sight. Well, I think I’ll let you see them for yourselves in the photos….