Hahei Travel Blog› entry 26 of 70 › view all entries
Today I joined the Flying Kiwi, wilderness expeditions, in Auckland. The mood on the bus was a little strange at fisrt, since the people who were already on had just seen several of their travel companions leave, and everyone was still a bit shy. but introductions were soon thrown back and forth across the bus, and we were on our way :D
We reached our campsite in Hahei just in time for lunch. that is, the people going sea-kayaking (me included) only had thrirthy minutes to get food and get our stuff sorted, before we were loaded into a bus and driven the whole two minutes to the beach :D
there we were met by an overly enthusiastic guide, but she was very good at her job, explanations went fast, she learned our names quickly, and we were soon on our way, two in each kayak.
The weather was beautiful, and the scenery even more breathtaking. The kayaks were really stable, they barely wiggled when i moved. definitely not like a canoe. Don't think i could have tipped even if i wanted to...
we paddled along the shore, and into a few bays along the way. was a bit hard to get used to the steering, somehow turning left when i pushed down my left foot was a bit too complicated for me, i always expected it to turn left when i pushed down my right foot...;p