Day Twenty Three: Motueka / Abel Tasman on New Year’s Eve!!

 

Abel Tasman 1 Happy New Year 2014

How do you spend the last day of the year when you’re on vacation in New Zealand? You take the break-in-the-rain opportunity to go out to one of the most beautiful beach areas I’ve seen here, Abel Tasman National Park. We started the day off with a large breakfast at Hot Mama’s  in Motueka. My favorite staffer, Shane, was not on duty but that didn’t stop us from getting a marvelous meal…and of course a very pretty flat white!

Hot Mama's Shaneless flat white

It was a short drive up an over the hill to the park. And finally my San Diego friends saw both sun and sand!!

Abel Tasman 2 not beach valley

Abel Tasman 3 not beach shot

Abel Tasman 4 distant sailboat

Abel Tasman 5 foxglove

Abel Tasman 6 DE2 in water

Abel Tasman 7 oystercatcher

Abel Tasman 8 shell circles

Abel Tasman 9 D2E2

Abel Tasman 10 horses on beach

Abel Tasman 11

After we were done walking and exploring we stopped for lunch at the Park Cafe before coming back to Motueka. As it was New Year’s Eve and many places will be closed on the 1st, we decided that a trip to the grocery store would be in order. We grabbed both dinner and breakfast things and had dinner at “home”, the Equestrian Lodge. Not quite sure about the equestrian part, but I can tell you that there is one SWEET Mustang that must belong to the owners parked up by the office!

EQ Mustang face

EQ Mustang 3

EQ Mustang 2

31 December 2013

31 December 2013

Post Office workers getting ready for their return. The shop will be CLOSED until then!!

Post Office workers getting ready for their return. The shop will be CLOSED until then!!

Baby van next to campervan in New World parking lot.

Baby van next to campervan in New World parking lot.

Goodbye 2013 sign

Happy New Year street sign

Last 2013 sunset

Last 2013 sunset

Bubbly from Hunters...which proves that Daun was thinking ahead on our wine tour day!

Bubbly from Hunters…which proves that Daun was thinking ahead on our wine tour day!

Happy New Year to you all!

Be SAFE and have a fun New Year’s Eve/Day where ever you may be!!

If you want to see more photos from Abel Tasman National Park, you can read the post I did the first time I was there on Day 7 of my trip. Just click on the link!

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One Response to Day Twenty Three: Motueka / Abel Tasman on New Year’s Eve!!

  1. EO says:

    Happy New Year (time) travellers! It’s still 2013 here right now 🙂
    I say swap your van and take that Mustang for a spin!

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