Next week i have the opportunity to do something i have wanted to do for a very long time even as a child. As hopefully you know or perhaps have paid attention to the title of this blog”…Adventures” are experiences that i long for or go looking for. Anyways… myself and 2 of my fellow co-worker guides are going to sea kayak across Cook Straight. A piece of water between the North & South Island of NZ. So what you may say, however this isn’t any old piece of water or small easy float and paddle. Cook Straight is a notoriously difficult piece of water. Separating the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean the 22Km point to point at its shortest distance is going to challenge the 3 of us next week.
We will paddle to the end of the Marlborough Sounds Monday afternoon, then camp out at an old Whaling station near the entrance to the Straight. To get an early start Tuesday morning, complete the paddle and then come home the conventional way on the Inter-islander ferry later that afternoon. Woo-hoo i am very excited to do this. And you can bet there will be some great stories and photos