Kiwi Krawl Day 11: Able Tasman

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Day stats:

Distance Driven: 116.2 km
Photos Taken:
Campsite: Maupua Motor Home Park

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What better way to start the day than some sea kayaking in a national park? From the town of Marahau we paddled about 12 km up the coast and into the park with Able Tasman Kayaks.

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Some of us were better kayakers than others, no names but I didn’t see someone’s paddle in the water very often.

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From our little yellow vessels we got some great coastal views as well as some penguin and seals to sail by.

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After a good couple of hours of upper body exercise our guides put together a beach-side spread that filled us up to make the hike back to the base.

 

Great Walk: Able Tasman Coastal Track _DSC0041

Since first planning our time in New Zealand I have wanted wanted to get my feet on a few of the great walks. The kayak and walk combo let us do a bit of both, and see this beautiful coast from both sides.

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Thanksgiving dinner _DSC0081

We celebrated the American Holiday by having our fanciest campervan meal. No, we did not roast a turkey in the oven all day, actually we had trouble finding a turkey so we opted for a New Zealand take on it: Lamb Chops!

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It’s going to be strange missing the holidays at home, but we will make the most of them and make sure they are still special to us.

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