The South Island of New Zealand -winter 2015/16 travel blog

The brochure that got Seth's attention

Seth high up - started at 16,500 feet high, headed down

Almost in the zone to begin landing

Safe and sound - a memory has been made!

The Kina Cliff's Golf Course brochure

Sea views and rolling hills - 18 holes played

The day began with Seth doing his sky diving -- something he has wanted to do since he was a kid. Terry and I watched the process from a distance and took pictures from the start to finish. It was well done and didn't cause me heartburn about his safety. He enjoyed it a lot. We then went to the iSite (official location for tourism for New Zealand) and Terry and I made reservations to do a float and walk tomorrow in the Abel Tasman National Park. We were already headed in to the park to drop Seth off for his three day hike called the Abel Tasman Coastal Walk. After we drop him off we will backtrack 25 minutes and go to a water landing where we will join a boat that holds 60 people and takes us to a location that is half way through the walk where we will leave the boat and walk four hours back to another location and pick the boat up again for the return trip to our car. The feature of this walk is that in the middle of the three-four day walk the highlights of the trail are found - waterfalls, grottos, etc. etc. We will walk that part and enjoy seeing those key features then back to the car via boat! 10:30-6pm is the total time for both boat trips and the walk. We might even pass Seth coming from the opposite direction!

Terry and Seth enjoyed four hours of golf this afternoon at a golf course that charged 20.00 NZ for you to golf as many holes as you want! (That's about $13.50 US dollars). The course had views of the Tasman Bay from many points as well as rolling hills and trees to work around while hitting those balls! They had a wonderful time together and it was a great experience. I stayed at the apartment trying to get travel arrangements for those days we hadn't firmed up. My lesson -- don't wait to book for NZ summer -- lots of places were totally full for the whole city - it is a busy place during their summer holiday/Christmas/New Years combo!

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