NZ DAY 128
ABEL TASMAN TRACK: Marahau to Bark Bay 24KM (Total KM's walked 1333)
Another early start to catch a shuttle to start the very famous Able Tasman walk on the West Coast .
I knew we were in for a great day when we got up the skies were blue as, then .....where the shuttle dropped us of was a cafe. So we started the day with proper coffee and a omelette. YES !!! thank you universe. This walk is a great walk, the track meanders through beech Forrest on one side with views of beautiful secluded bays on the other. Lunch was along side the Torrent River, on a little private beach it was so charming. The day was quiet long with us getting into camp around 4pm. The campsite is perfect, situated right on the beach. We put up the tent and went for a swim ( a paddle really as the water was very cold) we then went for a walk along the beach to a little secluded spot and sat and had a glass of wine. Yes wine David has found wine in a plastic bottle, so he is carrying 2 bottles. Today was perfect.
HIGHLIGHT: Dinner tonight was delicious smoked chicken with noodles and satay sauce topped with fried onions and chocolate mousse for dessert generously supplied by our neighbour in the camp site.
LOWLIGHT:My feet our really sore because the path was like cement.
Today I am grateful for great planning and changing plans for optimal enjoyment. When planning our South Island component of our trip we have allowed the weather to dictate our plans and it has worked a treat. I am grateful for neighbours that supplied chocolate mouse for dessert. Grateful that the Spunky Rooster can still be romantic.