Today we hike part of the Abel Tasman Coast Track from Torrent Bay to Anchorage with a stop at Cleopatras Pool. Today’s real adventure was taking a water taxi to Torrent Bay and back.
Today was our first encounter with the New Zealand Black Fly a.k.a sandflies. They are similar to the mosquito in the States. I really though nothing of the bites when I was bitten. Just a nuisance. But later that night, I woke up with fierce itching all below my knees. I put Hydrocortisone on and took a Benadryl. I was really surprised by how much the bites itched. The itching lasted for almost a full week, too.
Tonight for dinner our hotel was offering “The Seven Deadly Gins” cocktails and tapa on the patio. I tried a couple of the gin drinks and they were all excellent.