Thursday, January 29, 2009
ANCHORAGE, NEW ZEALAND - This is just a little joke for my Alaskan friends. While they were enjoying sub zero temperatures, this was a scene from the kayak meeting point. There may well have been 50 boats lined up on this beach, waiting for a water taxi. Other visitors hiked in (tramped, in kiwi-speak) along a track into the Abel Tasman Park.
This park gets a lot of use, easily several hundred kayakers a day. It was the busy season and the water taxis were maxed out. The captain of my vessel said his record was 13 boats. "Never again," he said.