The Travel Diaries

The Travel Diaries – Abel Tasman, New Zealand

I’ve spoken on here before about the importance of friends and family and this story proves the fact that they are the most important thing ever.

Back in January after my family had been and gone I was feeling a little lost (it actually started before that, but my family coming exaggerated it). Anyway I was feeling lost without much purpose and direction, other than that I was heading North from Christchurch to Auckland to see my cousin. I wanted to stop along the way and therefore I reached out to some friends.

I know my friend Chloe was living and working in Nelson (which is at the top of the South Island) right beside Abel Tasman National Park. I messaged her asking if she had any time off work and if we could organise an adventure to go on. After several messages and lots of planning we finally had a plan together with her housemate Gareth. We would head to his Aunt and Uncle’s Batch (holiday home) in Pohara and explore the National Park from there.

So from feeling lost and alone, through a few simple messages I had a plan which turned in to an awesome weekend full of kayaking, paddle boarding, adventuring, sightseeing and good friends. No matter how lost you feel your friends will always be there for you, so just reach out and make the most of the time you have.

Thanks again Chloe and Gareth. What an awesome weekend we had!



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