Zero Kilometres on the bike today as it was all walking & kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park. It is my second visit but this time will be doing more walking & less kayaking than the last trip. It was a cool and cloudy start to the day but as we got on the water taxi a glimpse of sun gave some hope it would improve. Red Sky in the morning was pretty but not a good sign.
We landed at The Anchorage and walked the headland to Pitt Point. The route back passed through Te Pukatea Bay which was our lunch stop on the previous kayak.
Then it was over a ridge from The Anchorage to Watering Cove, where the explorer, D'Urville, replenished his water supply in 1827.
As we walked the cloud burnt off to leave a lovely sunny day with calm seas and favourable light winds for our kayak home. Kayaking guide Josh was already waiting with lunch and four double kayaks (plus his own single).
We headed across to Adele Island and, in a few kilometres of coast, saw seals & blue penguins basking & swimming along with the usual shags, gannets & terns. The island is a predator free sanctuary and the (land) bird song added a lovely soundtrack as we glided down the coast.
After meandering around Adele & Fisherman Islands it was back to Marahau to finish an awesome (yes, I know I have used that word a lot in these posts but it was!) day on the water.
It appears this may be the end of the golden weather as it is pouring with rain as I write. The forecast tomorrow is for rain so a late'ish start and cafe breakfast is on the agenda then whatever the weather decides.