Last Monday my younger brother, Alex and his wife Rosemary visited us from Auckland. We spent a couple of nights in a lovely B & B (we highly recommend it!) at Riwaka. On Tuesday we went on a day trip on a catamaran launch into the Abel Tasman National Park. It was glorious weather. When we reached our lunch spot opposite Tonga Island seal colony, Alex and I took to a sea kayak and ventured forth.
On the return voyage the boat stopped into a bay called The Anchorage where most of us disembarked and did a bush walk over the headland to pick up the boat again in the next bay. Considering I haven’t done any consistent walking for a long time, and that my iron and haemoglogin levels are still low, I was surprised how well I managed the hilly trek without having to use my inhaler or suffering any ‘anaemia-induced angina’.