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Abel Tasman 2 Day 1

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Photos marked [AR] are by Alan Rogers, [CT] by Cathy Thompson, [DB] or [IB] by Dianne or Ian Bardsley, [JS] by John Sutton, [PH] by Pauline Huston and all the rest were taken by me.

Friday 21st February 2014: Another "boutique" tramp, which I had done the hard way in 1990 (carrying a full pack, tent, food etc) from south to north then back along Evans Ridge (Awapoto & Moa park Huts back to Tinline). This time it was guided and well provisioned by Wilsons leaving from Nelson and collecting a launch at Kaiteriteri.

The Wilsons launch Vista took us on a scenic cruise along many of the beaches we would be returning on, dropping off or collecting people at various destinations, including Dianne Bardsley who had broken a leg just before the trip and was confident (and/or stubborn) that she could cope by being delivered to each accommodation venue, despite having a non-weight bearing caste on. Our "team" also consisted of Ian bardsley, Graham & Cathy Thompson, Pauline Huston, Ian Bardsley, John Sutton, Alan Rogers and Keith Blayney.

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Kaiteriteri rocks and Kaka Island  DSC_0004e

Rocks on Kaka Point  DSC_0013e

Split Apple Rock  DSC_0015e

Otuwhero Inlet & sea kayaking  DSC_0038ee

?? Watering Cove  DSC_0048e

Extendable ramp at Te Pukatea Bay  DSC_0050e

A veritable swarm of Oystercatchers at Awaroa sand bar  DSC_0178_stitch_2

Dianne disembarks on knees  DSC_0181e

Dianne transported as luggage  DSC_0203e

Safely in the boat to Meadowbank Homestead  DSC_0230ec

Graham enjoying the ride  DSC_0240e

John (from Wilsons) in Totaranui forest.  DSC_0264e

Cathy, Pauline and Ian on Goat Bay  DSC_0276e

South Island Pied Oystercatcher (Torea)
on our crossing Awaroa Inlet  DSC_0297e

Composite view from in front of Meadowbank Homestead.

Meadowbank accommodation  [AR] P1070567

Dianne's view outside  [DB] Img_5794

Dianne's view inside  [DB] Img_5793

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