Abel Tasman – an energetic days walk and kayak

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Pohara Boating Club — our base for 4 nights –the view that we from our 5th – and an affordable place boasting lovely hot showers and all for only $2 each — so 100% free if we use our own shower! Lots of interesting mobile homers to shoot the breeze with and enjoy the afternoon happy hour

have spent the last two days exploring the northern end of the Abel Tasman national park – first with an 19 km kayak and today a walk of 14 Kms on the most northern section of this great multi day coastal walk.

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Mild sea conditions and a great chance to put in some training for our plans to use )Her Ladyship Two for an adventure in Fiji in our winter.
We paddled up into the park as far Whariwharangi bay – the site of an interesting old settlers cottage – now a hut on last or first day of this walk.

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Near cape separation

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Looking down to Cape Separation lots of seals basking in the sun

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Had a very pleasant visit from a friend – Ross Ward beekeeping extraction equipment inventor extraordinaire cracked the holy grail in beekeeping equipment by inventing a compact high speed honey wax centrifuge capable of continuous wax extraction . An extraordinary achievement.
Here we are having coffee on the “expresso ship ” — an old vessel with a Jacques Cousteau pedigree

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