Kayaking in the Abel Tasman

Trip Start Aug 27, 2007
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Trip End Jan 30, 2008


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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

We arrived in Nelson and stayed there for 2 nights.  Got there in the afternoon and sat around and had a few beers, we were supose to go to a hike to the "Center of New Zealand" but after dinner there was only a half hour left till sunset and no one would help me and another girl read the map so we didn't make it up!  We made it to Mcdonalds instead, everyone was still hungry.  Hung out in Mcdonalds and used their computers to google how many Mcdonalds there were in the world, Guy looked it up and said 30,000, that number sounds awefully low, I think that could be just in California alone.  Went back to the hostel and me and the girls stayed up for a pathetic game of hackey sack, and the boys went to bed. 
Got up early to be picked up for our all day kayaking trip in the Abel Tasman National Park. This is also the day we met Beth, 22 ( I think) also from Worcester, England, a nice girl who just talks a lot and has a personal story about absolutely everything! They nicknamed her Ranger ( English slang for red headed kid).   I chose Nick as my partner, I knew I wanted a big strong guy for all that paddling!  We got dropped off then took a water taxi up the coast and got all geared up with lifejackets and a skirt thing that seals you in the kayak.  Our kayak's name was team Silver Bullet!  I had only been kayaking once and got bitched at because i apparently sucked.  This time I thought i didn't suck, but did quite well!  It was hard though, my arms would get really tired and I'd have to take a break and Tom or someone would yell "OC get to work!!"  He was a right pain all day attacking all of us with splashing water fights!  We girls told him to sleep with one eye open because we would be getting payback! 
We had a nice break for lunch on a pretty beach, a quick swim and catch with the football. And I mean football not soccer ball, or maybe it was a rugby ball... ehh i dunno, don't care. 
We all went to dinner at an Indian resturant. We have the most random conversations that somehow always tend to offend someone, such as the guys calling eachother faggots or whatever, and we later notice two gay men at a nearby table. Ooopsy.   We all had curries for dinner, and the guys took great pleasure in burping and blowing it in our faces the rest of the night.  It's like I suddenly gained the 4 brothers I never had, and never really wanted! But ya gotta love them!
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