Kayaking Abel Tasman


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Published: February 4th 2012
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Kayaking Abel Tasman Park today.....started out in Marahau with Abel Tasman Marahau Sea Kayak Company........my instructor, Hanna, was brilliant.......a pretty thorough briefing on safety, etc., turned out to be essential! The seas where from the south which meant they are not calm! Every picture you see on a brochure or magaizine is bullshit! lol......anyway, went from Marahau to Observation Beach....didn't seem far...........again, bullshit..... came ashore on a beautiful beach called Stillwell Bay......success and great sandy beach........launched, again success.........came ashore for the second time on Observation Beach........holy shit......huge waves and rolled it......quickly took me under and swamped the kayak......dragged it to shore and started "sea water removal".......giggle time........what a hoot........after that experience wondering how the hell to get off this island without swamping the kayak......lucky for me.........two fit youngsters where there to steady the kayak and give me a grand ole push between huge waves.......i'm tellin' ya........Abel Tasman Sea Kayaking in the clear calm waters did not exist on the 2nd of Feb 2012...........great experience!


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8th February 2012

Just Stop It!
Hey Barb; Your pictures show you having too much fun. Stop It! Try not to enjoy yourself so much in New Zealand will you? Seriously; It looks like you're having a great adventure. You know how. But there's still more to learn. Keep it up. Love; Mike

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