..."earlier", because i didnt finish before we had to get on the road and im clearly too lazy to change the title. Anyway, ..whoohoo! Dry weather! Because we kayaked at the legendary Abel Tasman National Park yesterday in the grey and rain (and half of our clothing is still wet from it) and had a rainy day around Nelson the day before. And let me tell you, the van smells amazing (And continues to, because the washer is broken at the place we stopped at tonight).
Kayaking was incredible despite the less-than-ideal weather (we had a fantastic guide) - more on that later - but just know for now that our arms no longer work, and i discovered an expensive lesson involving seawater and fitbit.