We left Watering Cove early and kayaked to Marahau. It was a sunny morning and the sea was calm. We dragged the kayaks up through the marshland to the road and found the nearest camp ground to set up at. After lunch I headed off back into the park on foot with the goal of running to Awaroa to pick up the car. It had turned into a very nice day. The water was a beautiful blue and the sand an amazing yellow. The track was packed but as I got further into the park the number of people reduced significantly until there was just me in paradise. My legs seemed to be ok. I wasn’t super fast but they seemed fairly happy. I crossed the Awaroa Inlet dead on low tide and got to the car. It was then a two hour drive back to Marahau to see Ari and to make delicious kumara burgers for dinner.
1) We kayaked out to Marahau and set up camp there. We had a quick lunch and then I ran back into the park.
2) I ran the track back to Awaroa Inlet, arriving there in the evening. From there I drove the car back around to meet Ari again.
3) The Abel Tasman National Park really is very pretty.
4) The view down towards Onetahuti.