15.03.2009 - 16.03.2009 21 °C
We'd now made our way to the far north of the south island and the Abel Tasman National Park - an area known for it's beautiful coastal scenery, calm waters and world class sea kayaking.
With just one night up here, we found a suitable purveyor of kayaking goodness, paid our fare and were booked in for the next days morning departure.
With neither one of us having ever kayaked before it was going to be a new experience for both of us. Teaming in up in two person kayaks, it was something we could expereince together however.
After the safety drill and general preparation we were off. The scenery was beautiful and the weather had been kind to us with a glorious bright and warm day.
We'd booked the half day experience and after two hours paddling were glad we hadn't opted for the full day...both of us were suffering from aching arms, not enough to put a dampner on the day but certainly enough to know we'd be feeling it the next day!