Today in the morning we spontaneously decided to walk half of the Abel Tasman track. The Abel Tasman National Park is apparently the smallest, yet the most popular park in New Zealand. It sits on the northern part of the south island and usually people load up their backpacks and do the track in 3 or 4 days. Initially we thought of walking part of the track in and out as a daily excursion, but then came about the idea of seeing a bit more of it by doing a one way walk. How do you walk one way when the park is not reachable by road? We found a company to help us out– the Marahau Water Taxi. We booked the water taxi from Marahau to Bark Bay (just a bit over the half point of the track), and then made our way south back to our Marahau camp. The trip was worth it. The track had some awesome views of coastal scenery, bays, coves, beaches and mountains and is highly recommended. Although we walked around 17km, the elevation of the track is rather steady (doesn’t go up and down too much). This came at the expense of being a bit windier however, as the track tried to stick closer to the curvy mountains. After 7 hours we made it back to camp, had dinner, a shower, and resumed driving south.