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New Zealand: Sea Kayaking Abel Tasman NP, Day Three

Songbirds...

The third day of our sea Kayaking adventure found us with better weather again. We set off from the houseboat for our paddle back.

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Nice weather had many more birds out than the day before. Here is a bunch of Cormorants sunning on a rock. They are amazing birds that dive as much as 10 meters under the water to catch fish.

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Later in the day we entered a part of the Abel Tasman Park that has been undergoing extensive habitat restoration by the Songbird Alliance. This is a group supported by contributions fromt the local tour operators and some outside donations that is trying to bring back the songbirds in the park by reducuing the predator population.

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We stopped for lunch on a little beach on Adele Island. This island is one of the first places the group has been working and the number of bird on the island is amazing. It is definitely working!

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After a bit more paddling we stopped for lunch at Coquille Bay and took a hike up to the Abel Tasman Track.

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The veiws back down to the beach were amazing.

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The before we knew it, we were back in Motueka where we stopped for some amazing fresh fruit ice cream. All in all a great trip.

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Posted by TravelWithTom 14:11 Archived in New Zealand

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