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Feb 5, 2007 - Abel Tasman Nature Reserve

The Burrings and the Clarky's cruised in the Clarky automatic (ie gay) 4x4 to Picton, then on to the nature reserve where a few days of camping and being kept awake by cicada's (you say cic-ay-da, I say cic-ah-da) was all topped off by an hour of magical swimming with bottle-nose dolphins, 4m in length. They left when Clarky got in cos they scared of whales. More later

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Sep 22, 2006 - Caving with Stef and Jarod

Stef's and my first experience caving. Was quite something. Cold, damp, dark. But pleasant as well. Stef was a little nervous to start but managed just fine. Jarod has done this many times and was kind enough to take us out. Yet again. Good guy that Jarod. It was at the top of Takaka Hill, on the only route to Golden Bay.

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May 17, 2005 - Wwoofing With Heather & Dood @ KB Trout

Before our weekend in Abel Tasman we had put out emails to some wwoof hosts in the area hoping that we could find an opportunity to spend some time on one of the many local organic farms and/or lifestyle blocks scattered throughout the Nelson and Golden Bay region. A little background info for anyone unfamiliar with a few terms. wwoof is an acronym standing for Willing Workers on Organic Farms. (Its possible that there are alternative interpretations of this acronym, but this is the one we like to use.) The gerund form of the acronym is...

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May 11, 2005 - Adventures in the Abel Tasman

Knowing that one of the best ways to see and experience the unbelievable natural beauty of the Abel Tasman National Park was by kayak, we planned early on to set aside some of our apple-picking earnings to rent some kayaks and go for a paddle. The many kayaking outfitters in the area have kept the competition pretty high, and there are too many companies to choose from, all offering an assortment of 1,2, and 3 day packages. We decided to give an overnight stay in a hut one more go, and signed ourselves up for a one day hike (and overnight...

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