Interesting Night

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We had a hard, and rather chilly night - our own fault since we didn't bring enough warm blankets and a pack to fit them in! Nevermind though, leasson learnt.

We awoke last night to the rustling of bags, we had put our bag in the other part of the tent, not in the tent itself, but in another enclosure (for lack of a better word). I was too scared to zip the door open, so Nathan did and there was a possum taking off with our bread. Cheeky thing. Possums in New Zealand are pests. They might look kind of cute and all but they destroy our native bush and the govenment has been trying to get rid of them for years. They aren't a native species, I think they were introduced from Australia... but I'm not sure on that - so quote me on it! ;)

We awoke early in the morning, very very chilly! We couldn't get back to sleep because it was so cold so we thouht it was easier to get up and walk around. We soon were warm. Then, an amazing thing happened, I actually couldn't believe it - there were dolphins (2 or 3, I can't remember) in our bay. They were so cool to watch, and unfortunely we couldn't get a good picture of them, so we were pretty gutted. It was such an awesome experience. Here we were on this practically deserted beach, with a gorgeous island in front of us and then dolphins! I love this place!!

We packed up and headed back early, with plans to come back!
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Sunrise
Sunrise
I remember the lapping of the wave…
I remember the lapping of the wav…
Watching the gorgeous sunrise.
Watching the gorgeous sunrise.
Nathan, freezing.
Nathan, freezing.
A dolphin!
A dolphin!
Abel Tasman
photo by: Morle