Just a quick update:
Abel Tasman was amzing, great weather, great scenery, great food, great paddling, great everything. Seals swam under our boats and we ate fresh mussles as we watched the swells from a golden beach. Amazing stuff.
Im in Arthurs Pass right now; just returned from a tough 2 day hike. The first day was an amazing crossing over an alpine pass and then down into a river valley, but then yesterday we covered about 17 miles in about 9 and 1/2 hours, and with a wounded knee to boot. It was a long day.
Today is a rest day in AP, then its off to Christchurch tomorrow, then to sunny Fiji, before finally getting back to Courtney in LA in less than a week. Crazy stuff.