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Abel Tasman: One park, two weather systems

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A 6am wakeup for a 1.5hr drive (that only took 1 in the end) and a 9am water taxi from Marahau today heading north in to the National Park. We had a small detour south to begin with to see the Split-Apple Rock, before setting out north in the sun. However, we could see the clouds looming in the north and by the time we got to Totaranui at 10:45 it didn’t look promising and our small boat was riding some decent sized waves making a few people look green around the gills. We headed back to Bark Bay as planned and were dropped off for our 2.5 hour walk along the coast back to Torrent Bay for a pick up and back to base. The walk is a lot of up and down but the views down to the bays along the way were spectacular and, given it was very humid, the odd spot of rain was welcome. We were looking forward to a dip in the sea and catching some rays at the end before our pick up in Torrent Bay, but just after we’d applied sun lotion it started to rain. Not happy. Plus the sea was cold so we didn’t swim either. The journey back was smooth and swift though so we could be thankful at the end of a long day. Well worth the effort.

Posted by neilthelr 02:55 Archived in New Zealand Tagged landscapes trees sea Comments (0)

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